The power of the wind is undeniable in this image of the surface of Mars as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Wind Erosion

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The power of the wind is undeniable in this VIS image of the surface of Mars. Deposits of material have filled in part of the crater visible in the center of the image, and these deposits have then been modified by wind erosion.

Orbit Number: 43860 Latitude: -3.70799 Longitude: 205.468 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-11-03 15:52

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#:
PIA15134

Date added:
2011-12-05

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU