Wind and Rock
Today's VIS image is located west of Zephyria Planum. Surfaces in this region have undergone extensive erosion by the wind. Wind is one of the most active processes of erosion on the surface of Mars today.
Orbit Number: 40280 Latitude: -3.2482 Longitude: 152.311 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-01-12 22:12
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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.