This unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria is not as round in shape as other craters. Major landslides have occurred on the crater rim, resulting in the final shape as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Out of Round

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This unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria is not as round in shape as other craters. Major landslides have occurred on the crater rim, resulting in the final shape we see today.

Orbit Number: 43050 Latitude: -21.1794 Longitude: 163.038 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-08-28 23:05

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#:
PIA14980

Date added:
2011-10-26

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1372 x 2796 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU