Crater Dunes

August 03, 2018

Context image for PIA22618
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This VIS image is located in the region between northern Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. This unnamed crater contains a small dune field. The crater rim is heavily eroded and it appears that some downslope movement on the interior of the rim may have included a volatile component such as ice.

Orbit Number: 72636 Latitude: 42.2873 Longitude: 66.9553 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-04-30 01:22

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.




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