The depressions and offset ridge in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are evidence of faulting in this region of Sinai Dorsa.
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Faults

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The depressions and offset ridge in today's VIS image are evidence of faulting in this region of Sinai Dorsa.

Orbit Number: 49313 Latitude: -13.3538 Longitude: 281.678 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-01-25 11:27

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#:
PIA16263

Date added:
2013-02-27

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