Terra Sabaea Crater

July 06, 2018

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This VIS image is located on the floor of an unnamed crater between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. The center of the image contains several regions of sand dunes. The dunes occupy the lowest elevation of the crater. Towards the bottom of the image is an unusual texture, most likely created by movement of a volatile rich material down towards the center of the crater. This may have formed in a glacial type material, rich in ice.

Orbit Number: 72399 Latitude: 42.5577 Longitude: 67.2377 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-04-10 12:49

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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