This NASA 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft image shows the western edge of the summit caldera of Ceranus Tholus, one of the smaller volcanic constructs of the Tharsis region. Several channels dissect the western flank of the volcano.
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Ceranus Tholus

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This VIS image shows the western edge of the summit caldera of Ceranus Tholus, one of the smaller volcanic constructs of the Tharsis region. Several channels dissect the western flank of the volcano.

Orbit Number: 36045 Latitude: 24.1667 Longitude: 262.643 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-01-29 07:00

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.

Image details

ID#:
PIA12986

Date added:
2010-03-29

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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PIA12986.tif (3.67 MB)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU