Huge fractures cutting through the surface of Terra Sirenum are called Memnonia Fossae. The term fossa(e) means linear depression. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey.

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Huge fractures cutting through the surface of Terra Sirenum are called Memnonia Fossae. The term fossa(e) means linear depression.

Orbit Number: 41601 Latitude: -21.8575 Longitude: 201.163 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-05-01 16:45

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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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