PIA22991: Maunder Crater Gullies

January 08, 2019

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Today's VIS image shows part of the eastern side of Maunder Crater. This crater has a unique form, with a large amount of fill on the eastern half of the crater floor, and a valley between the crater rim and the crater fill. It is possible that a large landslide may have occurred in this region of the crater. In this image, multiple gullies are located on the west-facing side of the valley. Maunder Crater is located in Noachis Terra.

Orbit Number: 74622 Latitude: -49.4561 Longitude: 2.582 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-10-10 15:07

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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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