This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows 'Lycus Sulci,' a region of ridges and hills located north-northwest of the volcano Olympus Mons. Several dust avalanches on the flanks of the roughly textured surfaces suggest a thick coating of fine-grained materials.
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Lycus Sulci


"Lycus Sulci" is the name of a region of ridges and hills located north-northwest of the volcano Olympus Mons. Several dust avalanches can be observed on the flanks of the roughly textured surfaces suggesting a thick coating of fine-grained materials.

Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, 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.

Image information: VIS instrument. Latitude 27.1, Longitude 214.6 East (145.4 West). 19 meter/pixel resolution.

Image details

ID#:
PIA04442

Date added:
2003-03-14

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Arizona State University