Gravity driven slope modification creates the dark marks on the crater rim in this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Dark Slope Streaks

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Gravity driven slope modification creates the dark marks seen on the crater rim in this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea.

Orbit Number: 45213 Latitude: 7.74597 Longitude: 42.3587 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-02-23 02:29

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#:
PIA15560

Date added:
2012-04-12

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU