Relatively Young

November 29, 2018


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This VIS image shows half of an unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. The complex rim and rough floor are indicative of a relatively young crater. With time and erosion, craters fill in with sediment, creating flatter floors and smoothing the overall topography.

Orbit Number: 74609 Latitude: -41.686 Longitude: 16.3177 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-10-09 13:27

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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