PIA26257: Tartarus Colles Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  703 x 1434 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows an unnamed crater in Tartarus Colles. The crater floor has been modified by several processes, creating the mounded and fractured features. Layering in the small upper crater suggested that standing water played a part in the modifications.

Orbit Number: 95130 Latitude: 12.8101 Longitude: 174.875 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2023-05-26 07:26

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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