This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows lava flows in the southern escarpment region of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in the solar system.
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Olympus Mons Flows

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This VIS image shows lava flows in the southern escarpment region of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in the solar system.

Orbit Number: 41462 Latitude: 13.984 Longitude: 227.046 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-04-20 (All day)

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#:
PIA14162

Date added:
2011-05-24

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU