This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows an area near Hooke Crater on the margin of Argyre Planitia.

June 18, 2019

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Wind is one of the most active processes on Mars today. This image was taken near Hooke Crater on the margin of Argyre Planitia. Wind is moving along the surface between the hills and valleys of the crater ejecta, picking up the surface dust and leaving the dust free darker rock exposed.

Orbit Number: 42358 Latitude: -47.7019 Longitude: 317.797 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-07-03 00:45

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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