The surface beneath the south polar cap as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft at the highest latitude in Chasma Australe.
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Chasma Australe

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The surface beneath the south polar cap is seen at the highest latitude in Chasma Australe, seen here in this VIS image.

Orbit Number: 41990 Latitude: -85.1588 Longitude: 97.1401 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-06-02 17:48

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#:
PIA14368

Date added:
2011-06-30

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU