Lycus Sulci

August 14, 2018

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Lycus Sulci is a very complex region surrounding the northern and western flanks of Olympus Mons. This VIS image shows some of the tectonic features found in Lycus Sulci as well as the dark slope streaks that are common in this region. Right angle intersects of valleys indicate tectonic fracturing. Bowl shaped channel heads may form by release of a liquid such as melted subsurface ice.

Orbit Number: 72531 Latitude: 25.3965 Longitude: 220.194 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-04-21 09:42

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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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