Located at 64 degrees south latitude, the dunes in Wegener Crater are just beginning to lose their frost cover. The 'salt and pepper' appearance is bright frost and dark dune on the crater floor in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey.
Add image to your album
Email this page Post this page to your Facebook wall Tweet this page

Wegener Crater Dunes

Context image for PIA13784
Context image

Located at 64 degrees south latitude, the dunes in Wegener Crater are just beginning to lose their frost cover. The 'salt and pepper' appearance is bright frost and dark dune on the crater floor.

Orbit Number: 39736 Latitude: -64.2108 Longitude: 355.252 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-11-29 03:31

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#:
PIA13784

Date added:
2011-01-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1037 x 3084 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



Views:
2,586

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13784.tif (3.2 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA13784.jpg (0.29 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU