By high summer, the extensive dune fields of the north polar region are completely defrosted and the number and variety of dunes are readily visible. This image was captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey on August 31, 2010.
Add image to your album
Email this page Post this page to your Facebook wall Tweet this page

Polar Dunes

Context image for PIA13411
Context image

By high summer, the extensive dune fields of the north polar region are completely defrosted and the number and variety of dunes are readily visible.

Orbit Number: 38652 Latitude: 77.8461 Longitude: 311.187 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-08-31 22:31

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#:
PIA13411

Date added:
2010-09-27

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1132 x 2762 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



Views:
2,193

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13411.tif (3.13 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA13411.jpg (0.39 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU