Tharsis Volcanics

August 27, 2018

The Tharsis region contains both large volcanoes and extensive lava plains. Most of the channel features in this region were formed by the flow of lava rather than the flow of water. Tectonic processes are also common and many linear depressions were created due to stresses in the Tharsis area as the surface expanded and lava forced its way to the surface to form volcanoes. This VIS image is located north of Jovis Tholus.

Orbit Number: 73129 Latitude: 20.4782 Longitude: 241.464 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-06-09 15:55

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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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