Dark surface material is starting to appear as the frost is sublimated in this image of Pityusa Patera as seen by NASA's Mars Odyssey.

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Dark surface material is starting to appear as the frost is sublimated in this VIS image of Pityusa Patera.

Orbit Number: 40059 Latitude: -66.3816 Longitude: 36.0515 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-12-25 17:50

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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.

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