Areas of blocky terrain are common in Morava Valles. The blocks are termed chaos and are near the beginning of the valley system as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey.

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Areas of blocky terrain are common in Morava Valles. The blocks are termed chaos and are near the beginning of the valley system.

Orbit Number: 40960 Latitude: -15.2173 Longitude: 333.906 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-03-09 22:01

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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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