This image taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows just one of the many channels located in the northern part of Terra Sabaea which is heavily fractured and channeled, breaking up into a chaotic terrain as the elevation drops down to the northern plains.
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Terra Sabaea

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The northern part of Terra Sabaea is heavily fractured and channeled, breaking up into a chaotic terrain as the elevation drops down to the northern plains. This VIS image shows just one of the many channels located in the region.

Orbit Number: 36289 Latitude: 31.6379 Longitude: 64.8754 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-02-18 09:10

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#:
PIA13036

Date added:
2010-04-14

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13036.tif (0.93 MB)

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PIA13036.jpg (0.1 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU