Moreux Crater Dunes

May 30, 2018

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Moreux Crater is located in the northern part of Terra Sabaea. The crater has a region of sand dunes on the crater floor, as well as features that are similar to glacial topography on Earth. The glacial flows occur from both the crater rim and the central crater peak. Glacial activity creates fine scale materials, which means the source of the dune sands may be local, rather than materials blown in from outside of the crater.

Orbit Number: 71851 Latitude: 41.908 Longitude: 44.2358 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-02-24 09:22

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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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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