Centuries of wind action have sculpted the surface materials shown this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey.
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Wind Erosion

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Centuries of wind action have sculpted the surface materials shown this VIS image.

Orbit Number: 41239 Latitude: -1.46331 Longitude: 207.055 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-04-01 21:17

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#:
PIA14153

Date added:
2011-05-18

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1329 x 2776 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA14153.tif (3.69 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA14153.jpg (0.51 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU