Avernus Colles

April 03, 2018

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The arcuate fractures and broken up surface shown in this image is called Avernus Colles. This unique surface has developed on the southeast margin of Elysium Plainitia.

Orbit Number: 69502 Latitude: 0.0441848 Longitude: 175.395 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-08-14 20:32

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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