The dark lines in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey are the tracks of dust devils in this region of Arcadia Plainitia. As the swirling winds move along the surface, they remove the dust cover, revealing the darker rock beneath.
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Dust Devil Tracks

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The dark lines in this VIS image are the tracks of dust devils in this region of Arcadia Plainitia. As the swirling winds move along the surface, they remove the dust cover, revealing the darker rock beneath.

Orbit Number: 38206 Latitude: 57.1357 Longitude: 207.174 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-07-26 05:14

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#:
PIA13361

Date added:
2010-09-01

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1413 x 2802 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU