This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows the southwestern flank of Ascraeus Mons.

October 05, 2020

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Today's image shows the southwestern flank of Ascraeus Mons. Ascraeus is the northenmost of the three aligned Tharsis volcanoes and is the tallest at 18,225meters (59,793ft).

Orbit Number: 82112 Latitude: 9.73717 Longitude: 253.773 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-06-18 10:06

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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