This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows several large channels emptying into the eastern Hellas Basin. These southern channels are filled with material today. Whether the material contains volitiles (like ice) is unknown.
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Reull Vallis

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Several large channels empty into eastern Hellas Basin. These southern channels are filled with material today. Whether the material contains volitiles (like ice) is unknown.

Orbit Number: 42303 Latitude: -42.1409 Longitude: 105.431 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-06-28 12:03

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#:
PIA14481

Date added:
2011-07-25

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1390 x 2828 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU