This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows a region on the north end of Gordii Dorsum. Wind is the main source of erosion in this region, so the unusual texture may indicate that the surface material in this region is different from nearby regions.
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Wind Texture

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This region on the north end of Gordii Dorsum has an odd texture. Wind is main source of erosion in this region, so the unusual texture may indicate that the surface material in this region is different from nearby regions.

Orbit Number: 38742 Latitude: 9.71192 Longitude: 215.534 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-09-08 08:45

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#:
PIA13461

Date added:
2010-10-06

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU