Between the highlands of Terra Cimmeria and the low plains of Elysium Planitia and Nepenthes Planum lies the rugged region called Nepenthes Mensae as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Nepenthes Mensae

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Between the highlands of Terra Cimmeria and the low plains of Elysium Planitia and Nepenthes Planum lies the rugged region called Nepenthes Mensae. Hills in this region vary in height and the surrounding surface can vary greatly in texture - from dune forms to low ridges to smooth.

Orbit Number: 45210 Latitude: 3.93841 Longitude: 128.338 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-02-22 20:35

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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ID#:
PIA15559

Date added:
2012-04-11

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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NASA/JPL/ASU