Located on the margin of Zephyria Planum, this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows the effect the wind has had on the surface of Mars. Loose materials have been removed and semi-consolidated materials have been eroded into narrow hill forms.
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Located on the margin of Zephyria Planum, today's image shows the effect the wind has had on the surface of Mars. Loose materials have been removed and semi-consolidated materials have been eroded into narrow hill forms.

Orbit Number: 36810 Latitude: 3.14977 Longitude: 151.047 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-04-02 06:52

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#:
PIA13171

Date added:
2010-06-01

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1333 x 2772 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU