This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows lava flows from Alba Mons, and a tectonic graben called Cyane Fossae.

June 21, 2019


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This VIS image shows lava flows from Alba Mons, and a tectonic graben called Cyane Fossae. It is thought that the linear depressions that surround Alba Mons were created by a huge volcanic eruption followed by the collapse of the volcano into the underlying empty magma chamber.

Orbit Number: 77146 Latitude: 31.4715 Longitude: 241.52 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-05-06 12:18

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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