This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a small section of Hydaspis Chaos, one of many regions of chaos in Margaritifer Terra.

March 16, 2021

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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily identified in a single band image. Today's false color image shows a small section of Hydaspis Chaos, one of many regions of chaos in Margaritifer Terra. The term chaos is applied to regions where the surface is being eroded to form mesas. As the surface processes continue individual mesas become more isolated and take on the appearance of regions of hills. Hydaspis Chaos is is part of the huge outflow system flowing from Valles Marineris to Chryse Planitia.

Orbit Number: 70332 Latitude: 1.90016 Longitude: 335.673 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-10-22 05:45

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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