Located at the eastern end of Vallis Marineris is the region of chaos called Aurorae. This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey is from the northern part of Aurorae Chaos and contains mesas separated by complex low lying regions.

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Located at the eastern end of Vallis Marineris is the region of chaos called Aurorae. Today's VIS image is from the northern part of Aurorae Chaos and contains mesas separated by complex low lying regions.

Orbit Number: 38527 Latitude: -5.04156 Longitude: 325.171 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-08-21 13:58

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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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