This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a very small portion of the lava flows that originated from Arsia Mons -- a pre-existing crater has been filled, with only small sections of its rim still visible above the level of the lava.
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Arsia Mons Flows

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Today's VIS image shows a very small portion of the lava flows that originated from Arsia Mons. In this image a pre-existing crater has been filled, with only small sections of its rim still visible above the level of the lava.

Orbit Number: 43609 Latitude: -20.6556 Longitude: 241.169 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-10-14 00:09

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#:
PIA15001

Date added:
2011-11-24

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA15001.tif (1.14 MB)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU