This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows two craters located in the northern lowlands.
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Craters

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Today's image shows two craters located in the northern lowlands. The ejecta surrounding the crater at the top of the image is still readily visible, whereas the ejecta surrounding the crater at the bottom of the frame is "disappearing" into the background plains.

Orbit Number: 45959 Latitude: 42.1648 Longitude: 133.936 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-04-24 11:59

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#:
PIA15746

Date added:
2012-07-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1373 x 2788 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA15746.tif (3.83 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA15746.jpg (0.51 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU