This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows part of Gale Crater, including the large layered deposit on the crater floor.

January 23, 2023

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Today's VIS image shows part of Gale Crater, including the large layered deposit on the crater floor. This deposit has been heavily eroded, which exposed the layering. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater. Gale crater is 150km (90 miles) in diameter.

Orbit Number: 92243 Latitude: -4.91547 Longitude: 137.678 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-09-30 13:20

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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