Image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern flank of Arsia Mons midway between the summit of the volcano and the surrounding plains.

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This VIS image shows the eastern flank of Arsia Mons midway between the summit of the volcano and the surrounding plains. Note the small linear fractures which trend towards the top of the image; these fractures encircle the volcano.

Orbit Number: 49227 Latitude: -9.4723 Longitude: 241.774 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-01-18 09:34

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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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