PIA22987: Dust Devil Tracks

January 02, 2019


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This VIS image shows a region dense with dust devil tracks. Located in Promethei Terra, these tracks run parallel to the nearby southeastern margin of Hellas Planitia. The number of tracks and amount of overlapping indicates that there are long term winds in this region.

Orbit Number: 74962 Latitude: -54.2492 Longitude: 89.1339 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-11-07 14:48

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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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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