PIA23012: Candor Chasma

January 22, 2019


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This VIS image shows part of the eastern end of Candor Chasma. The edge of the canyon is at the bottom of the image. The slopes of the chasma a eroded into a series of ridges and valleys. Winnowing of unconsolidated sediments by long term unidirectional winds can create these features. The ridge and valley system is called a yardang.

Orbit Number: 74936 Latitude: -8.6632 Longitude: 294.841 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-11-05 12:02

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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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