Marte Vallis is a lava channel. The image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows the darker lava of Marte Vallis within the brighter surrounding materials. Platy flow texture is common in Marte Vallis.

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Marte Vallis is a lava channel. The VIS image shows the darker lava of Marte Vallis within the brighter surrounding materials. Platy flow texture is common in Marte Vallis.

Orbit Number: 37096 Latitude: 10.5892 Longitude: 181.508 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-04-25 19:59

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.

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