The solitary windstreak in today's image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located on the volcanic plains of Daedalia Planum. The windstreak appears to represent two different wind directions.
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Windstreak

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The solitary windstreak in today's image is located on the volcanic plains of Daedalia Planum. The windstreak appears to represent two different wind directions; the more recent direction and darkest "tail" from winds blowing to the west-southwest; an older direction and barely visible tail from winds blowing to the south-southwest.

Orbit Number: 45557 Latitude: -13.7565 Longitude: 227.839 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-03-22 08:11

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#:
PIA15715

Date added:
2012-05-31

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA15715.tif (3.88 MB)

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PIA15715.jpg (0.63 MB)

Image credit:
ASA/JPL/ASU