The streamlined island in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft formed within the channel of Maja Valles. The flow of water was deflected by the crater leaving material in the lee of the crater.
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Maja Valles

Context image for PIA15750
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The streamlined island in this image formed within the channel of Maja Valles. The flow of water was deflected by the crater leaving material in the lee of the crater and indicating that the flow of water was from the bottom of the image towards the top.

Orbit Number: 45978 Latitude: 15.8632 Longitude: 302.014 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-04-26 01:39

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#:
PIA15750

Date added:
2012-07-19

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU