Crater in Tharsis

August 23, 2018

This VIS image shows an unnamed crater located northeast of Ascraeus Mons, on the volcanic plains of the Tharsis region. The rim has several concentric ridges. There are multiple layers of ejecta, with raised edges. The ejecta sits on top of the regional lava flows, indicating it formed after the lava flows covered the area. The lack of significant modification of both rim and ejecta show that this crater is relatively young.

Orbit Number: 73066 Latitude: 19.1445 Longitude: 259.912 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-06-04 11:22

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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.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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