The dunes in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are still partial covered in frost. They will get darker and darker as the frost is removed and the underlying dark material is completely exposed.

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The dunes in this image are still partial covered in frost. They will get darker and darker as the frost is removed and the underlying dark material is completely exposed.

Orbit Number: 44860 Latitude: 78.9359 Longitude: 156.23 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-25 00:44

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.

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