With the changing of seasons comes changes in weather. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows clouds in the north polar region. The surface is just barely visible in part of the image.
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Polar Clouds

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With the changing of seasons comes changes in weather. This VIS image shows clouds in the north polar region. The surface is just barely visible in part of the image.

Orbit Number: 44858 Latitude: 74.3324 Longitude: 211.11 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-24 20:49

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#:
PIA15430

Date added:
2012-02-27

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU