This image, taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, shows a portion of the rim and floor of Gale Crater. The crater rim is dissected by a channel, and dunes are located on the floor at the rim margin.

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This VIS image shows a portion of the rim and floor of Gale Crater. The crater rim is dissected by a channel, and dunes are located on the floor at the rim margin.

Orbit Number: 35863

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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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