The unusual shallow, scalloped depressions in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the margin Peneus Patera, south of Hellas Planitia. It may be that volatiles, such as ice, are involved in the formation of these depressions.
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Peneus Patera

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The unusual shallow, scalloped depressions in this image are located on the margin Peneus Patera, south of Hellas Planitia. It may be that volatiles, such as ice, are involved in the formation of these depressions.

Orbit Number: 42130 Latitude: -57.2771 Longitude: 54.233 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-06-14 06:17

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#:
PIA14374

Date added:
2011-07-08

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU