This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows Pavonis Mons, one of the three huge Tharsis volcanoes, encircled on the west side by a series of arcuate ridges. How these features were formed is still unknown.

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Pavonis Mons, one of the three huge Tharsis volcanoes, is encircled on the west side by a series of arcuate ridges. How these features were formed is still unknown.

Orbit Number: 38741 Latitude: 5.18876 Longitude: 243.772 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-09-08 06:48

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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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