This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows the extensive channel system that includes parts of both Sabis Vallis and Minio Vallis.

September 14, 2020

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The extensive channel system seen is this VIS image include parts of both Sabis Vallis and Minio Vallis. The valles are just two of many channels that flow northward thru Terra Sirenum to empty into Amazonis Planitia. Sabis Vallis is 206km long (128 miles) and Minio Vallis is 88km long (55 miles). Both channels are located west of the much larger Mangala Valles.

Orbit Number: 81914 Latitude: -5.1073 Longitude: 207.895 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-06-02 02:44

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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