The unnamed crater is filled with a large amount of sand, the surface of which has been sculpted into dune forms. This type of crater fill is common at high latitude. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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The unnamed crater is filled with a large amount of sand, the surface of which has been sculpted into dune forms. This type of crater fill is common at high latitude.

Orbit Number: 45903 Latitude: 74.32 Longitude: 319.601 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-04-19 21:10

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#:
PIA15742

Date added:
2012-07-09

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU