There is a large deposit of material on the floor of Nicholson Crater, as seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. This pile of material appears to be undergoing erosion by the wind.
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Nicholson Crater

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There is a large deposit of material on the floor of Nicholson Crater, as seen in this image. This pile of material appears to be undergoing erosion by the wind.

Orbit Number: 44958 Latitude: 0.112352 Longitude: 195.448 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-02-02 02:46

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#:
PIA15445

Date added:
2012-03-14

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
687 x 1538 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU