This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a small section of Maadim Valles. Maadim Valles is an outflow channel that starts in the southern lowlands and flows northward into Gusev crater, the home of the MER Spirit rover.

October 28, 2020

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This VIS image shows a small section of Ma'adim Valles. Ma'adim Valles is an outflow channel that starts in the southern lowlands and flows northward into Gusev crater, the home of the MER Spirit rover. Located in Terra Cimmeria, the channel is 700km (435 miles) long, with widths up to 20 km (12 miles) and depths to 2 km (1.2 miles) in places.

Orbit Number: 82901 Latitude: -24.5592 Longitude: 176.226 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-08-22 09:06

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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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