Craters are most often the site of gully formation on Mars. Mega-gullies are also found on the southwestern parts of Vallis Marineris, and in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, on hills east of Argyre Planitia.

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While craters are most often the site of gully formation on Mars, other topography supports gully formation. Mega-gullies are found on the southwestern parts of Vallis Marineris, and here, on hills east of Argyre Planitia.

Orbit Number: 42133 Latitude: -47.1054 Longitude: 330.081 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-06-14 12:10

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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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