NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey captured this region of Mars which has been eroded by the wind. Linear hills called yardangs indicate the wind direction, which varies in this area of Medusae Fossae.

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This region of Mars has been eroded by the wind. Linear hills called yardangs indicate the wind direction, which varies in this area of Medusae Fossae.

Orbit Number: 36984 Latitude: -3.8357 Longitude: 199.426 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-04-16 12:46

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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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