This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the mesa and valley terrain called 'chaos.' This region of chaos is near the far eastern end of Valles Marineris.

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Today's VIS image shows part of the mesa and valley terrain called "chaos." This region of chaos is near the far eastern end of Valles Marineris.

Orbit Number: 41859 Latitude: -15.7793 Longitude: 319.115 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-05-22 22:03

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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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