The parallel ridges in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Arsia Sulci - a region west of Arsia Mons. How these features were formed is unknown.
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Arsia Sulci

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The parallel ridges in this VIS image are part of Arsia Sulci - a region west of Arsia Mons. How these features were formed is unknown.

Orbit Number: 49165 Latitude: -5.7405 Longitude: 229.9 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-01-13 07:05

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#:
PIA16256

Date added:
2013-02-18

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU