This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey is of a doublet crater located in Utopia Planitia, near the Elysium Volcanic region. Doublet craters are formed by simultaneous impact of a meteor that broke into two pieces prior to hitting the surface.
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Doublet Crater

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This doublet crater is located in Utopia Planitia, near the Elysium Volcanic region. Doublet craters are formed by simultaneous impact of a meteor that broke into two pieces prior to hitting the surface. The channels in the image are part of Granicus Valles.

Orbit Number: 39556 Latitude: 26.2138 Longitude: 134.103 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-11-14 09:17

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#:
PIA13738

Date added:
2010-12-22

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU