Melas Chasma is the central portion of Valles Marineris. This image taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a small portion of the floor of Melas Chasma, including layered deposits and wind eroded and deposited materials.

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Melas Chasma is the central portion of Valles Marineris. This VIS image shows a small portion of the floor of Melas Chasma, including layered deposits and wind eroded and deposited materials.

Orbit Number: 36307 Latitude: -12.8562 Longitude: 288.27 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-02-19 19:00

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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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