Dust Devil Tracks

July 02, 2018

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Today's VIS image shows dust devil tracks in Utopia Planitia. The tracks occur where dust devils have scoured the fine materials off the underlying surface. In some cases dust devils can create arced tracks. The ones in this image are mostly linear.

Orbit Number: 72335 Latitude: 51.4292 Longitude: 112.722 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-04-05 06:20

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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