These windstreaks are located in northern Terra Tyrrhena. The wind was blowing from NE to SW to create the streaks in the lee of the craters. This image is from NASA's Mars Odyssey.
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This VIS image shows parts of two giant gully that are located on the southern side of Ius Chasma. Ius Chasma has the largest number of mega gullies of any of the chasmata that make up Valles Marineris.

Orbit Number: 40782 Latitude: -0.919355 Longitude: 70.7413 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-02-23 06:12

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#:
PIA13973

Date added:
2011-03-31

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU