PIA22999: Moving Downhill

January 18, 2019

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This VIS image shows an isolated mountain east of Hellas Planitia. Erosion is moving material down hill towards the lower elevations. The linear features on the hill debris indicate that volatiles such as ice may play a part in the erosion.

Orbit Number: 74924 Latitude: -42.7071 Longitude: 108.078 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-11-04 11:37

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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