These dunes are moving along the hard volcanic surface Nili Patera in Syrtis Major. This image was captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey.
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Nili Patera Dunes

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These dunes are moving along the hard volcanic surface Nili Patera in Syrtis Major.

Orbit Number: 40881 Latitude: 8.90698 Longitude: 67.2638 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-03-03 11:45

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#:
PIA13992

Date added:
2011-04-06

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1338 x 2767 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU