The isolated mesas in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Arsinoes Chaos. There is a material that differs from the rest of the chaos visible at the bottom of the image.
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Arsinoes Chaos

Context image for PIA15702
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The isolated mesas in this VIS image are part of Arsinoes Chaos. There is a material that differs from the rest of the chaos visible at the bottom of the image.

Orbit Number: 45491 Latitude: -6.66423 Longitude: 332.155 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-03-16 21:46

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#:
PIA15702

Date added:
2012-05-14

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA15702.tif (3.94 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA15702.jpg (0.22 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU