Spring time brings storms to the north polar region of Mars. This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a storm front, as bright clouds shadow and obscure the surface.

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Spring time brings storms to the north polar region of Mars. This VIS image shows a storm front, as bright clouds shadow and obscure the surface.

Orbit Number: 45266 Latitude: 75.313 Longitude: 330.479 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-02-27 10:49

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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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