This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the floor of Coprates Catena, just south of the Valles Marineris canyon system. The lighter toned materials in the center of the image are layered deposits.

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This VIS image shows a small portion of the floor of Coprates Catena. Coprates Catena is just south of the Valles Marineris canyon system. The catena is not as deep as the main canyon. The lighter toned materials in the center of the image are layered deposits.

Orbit Number: 36057 Latitude: -14.8296 Longitude: 300 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-01-30 05:00

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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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