The floor of Melsa Chasma contains a variety of landforms. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows deposits of fine materials as well as layered deposits.

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The floor of Melsa Chasma contains a variety of landforms. This VIS image shows deposits of fine materials as well as layered deposits.

Orbit Number: 37243 Latitude: -11.8453 Longitude: 286.631 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-05-07 20:37

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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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