This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is of Lycus Sulci, located on the western side of Olympus Mons and dominated by multi-direction ridges which contains material less resistant than the ridges to the effects of wind.

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This is a VIS image of Lycus Sulci. Lycus Sulci is located on the western side of Olympus Mons and is dominated by multi-direction ridges. This image is of a part of the sulci that also contains material less resistant than the ridges to the effects of wind.

Orbit Number: 45594 Latitude: 15.7395 Longitude: 215.945 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-03-25 11:05

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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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