PIA22988: Crater Dunes

January 03, 2019

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Dark dunes fill part of the floor of this unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum. There are numerous gullies on the rim of the crater. Winds are moving the sand towards the upper left of this image, filling the lower sections of many gullies.

Orbit Number: 75020 Latitude: -52.6235 Longitude: 215.879 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-11-12 09:26

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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