The cliff face in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was created by tectonic activity and is located in a region of Tempe Terra that is complexly fractured.
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Tempe Fossae

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The cliff face in this VIS image was created by tectonic activity. In this case the two sides were divided by a fault and movement along the fault raised one side higher than the other. This image is located in a region of Tempe Terra that is complexly fractured.

Orbit Number: 44855 Latitude: 45.6711 Longitude: 290.748 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-24 15:03

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#:
PIA15397

Date added:
2012-02-23

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1347 x 2769 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU