Dunes on the floor of Russell Crater vary from individual dunes, to a large hook shaped, towering sand sheet as seen by NASA's Mars Odyssey.
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Russell Crater Dunes

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Dunes on the floor of Russell Crater vary from individual dunes, to a large hook shaped, towering sand sheet.

Orbit Number: 40322 Latitude: -54.4055 Longitude: 12.6391 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-01-16 09:29

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.

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ID#:
PIA13918

Date added:
2011-03-15

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1329 x 2829 pixels (width x height)

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