This ridge of material on the northern end of Gordii Dorsum is being reduced in size by the erosive effect of the wind in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey.
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Wind Erosion

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This ridge of material on the northern end of Gordii Dorsum is being reduced in size by the erosive effect of the wind.

Orbit Number: 39703 Latitude: 9.45409 Longitude: 210.971 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-11-26 11:53

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#:
PIA13772

Date added:
2011-01-05

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1340 x 2772 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13772.tif (3.72 MB)

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PIA13772.jpg (0.45 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU