Olympia Undae

May 14, 2018

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Today's VIS image shows a small portion of Olympia Undae, a huge dune field that surrounds part of the north polar cap. This image was taken during summer and there is no frost on the dune forms.

Orbit Number: 71398 Latitude: 80.9837 Longitude: 139.963 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-01-18 01:56

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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