The small, dark features are sand dunes in this image by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The majority of the dunes appear to be located within eroded deposits on the floor of Pastuer Crater.

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The small, dark features in this VIS image are sand dunes. The majority of the dunes appear to be located within eroded deposits on the floor of Pastuer Crater.

Orbit Number: 35891

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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