This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a clear boundary between material being eroded by the wind (bottom of image) and a surface scoured clean (top of frame) northwest of Apollinaris Mons.
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This image shows a clear boundary between material being eroded by the wind (bottom of image) and a surface scoured clean (top of frame). The wind eroded material is part of a large deposit northwest of Apollinaris Mons.

Orbit Number: 44710 Latitude: -6.17171 Longitude: 174.354 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-12 14:55

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#:
PIA15358

Date added:
2012-02-09

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU