Parts of Meridiani Planum have a surface that appears to be composed of different layers of material. In this image taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey the contrast of bright and dark materials indicates the different layers.

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Parts of Meridiani Planum have a surface that appears to be composed of different layers of material. In this VIS image the contrast of bright and dark materials indicates the different layers.

Orbit Number: 38300 Latitude: 2.32996 Longitude: 6.31484 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-08-02 23:18

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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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