PIA22903: On the Edge

December 20, 2018


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At the bottom of this image is the layered edge of the south polar cap. There are more layers visible between the bright polar material and the dark sand dunes at the top of the image. These mid-toned layers most likely still contain polar ice but probably underneath a thick dust cover.

Orbit Number: 74910 Latitude: -71.6589 Longitude: 143.628 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-11-03 08:06

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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