This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a huge ridge of sand in Russell Crater that makes its dune field one of the most unusual on Mars.
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Russell Crater Dunes

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The huge ridge of sand in Russell Crater makes its dune field one of the most unusual on Mars.

Orbit Number: 41208 Latitude: 13.0148 Longitude: 74.2559 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-03-30 08:19

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#:
PIA14152

Date added:
2011-05-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU