Today's image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum, which is comprised of lava flows from Arsia Mons. Note the small channel in the image. This channel was likely created by lava rather than water flow.
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Daedalia Planum

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Today's VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum, which is comprised of lava flows from Arsia Mons. Note the small channel in the image. This channel was likely created by lava rather than water flow.

Orbit Number: 42985 Latitude: -22.4278 Longitude: 237.499 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-08-23 15:02

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#:
PIA14784

Date added:
2011-09-22

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA14784.tif (0.97 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA14784.jpg (0.19 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU