Candor Chasma

May 09, 2018

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Today's VIS image shows part of the interior of Candor Chasma. At the bottom of the frame is a bright feature formed by layers of material deposited in the canyon after it formed. Additional darker material is likely sand blown into the canyon and eroded from rocks within the chasma. Candor Chasma is just one of the canyons that make up Valles Marineris.

Orbit Number: 71344 Latitude: -6.20728 Longitude: 285.115 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-01-13 14:41

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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