This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flows terminating at the foot of canyon walls in Echus Chasma. These lava flows are also fractured into large plates in this region.

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Today's VIS image shows lava flows terminating at the foot of canyon walls in Echus Chasma. These lava flows are also fractured into large plates in this region.

Orbit Number: 44618 Latitude: 1.2569 Longitude: 278.94 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-05 03:07

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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.

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