Avenus Colles is a region of 'hills' separated by arcuate fractures. These features are the margin between the southern highlands and Elysium Planitia to the north. This image was captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey.
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Avernus Colles

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Avenus Colles is a region of 'hills' separated by arcuate fractures. These features are the margin between the southern highlands and Elysium Planitia to the north.

Orbit Number: 38969 Latitude: -1.63303 Longitude: 173.94 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-09-26 23:26

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#:
PIA13615

Date added:
2010-11-11

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1349 x 2922 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU