This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows the contact of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons and the surrounding Tharsis region lava flows.

September 25, 2020

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Today's image shows the contact of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons and the surrounding Tharsis region lava flows. This boundary contains several tectonic factures and collapse features. Ascraeus is the northenmost of the three aligned Tharsis volcaones and is the tallest at 18,225meters (59,793ft).

Orbit Number: 82062 Latitude: 8.4003 Longitude: 256.42 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-06-14 07:17

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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