This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows gullies on the northern face of one of the large depressions that mark the inner rim of Asimov Crater.

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This VIS image shows gullies on the northern face of one of the large depressions that mark the inner rim of Asimov Crater. Asimov Crater is very unusual, with the interior of the crater being filled with materials to bring it almost level with the surrounding rim.

Orbit Number: 49672 Latitude: -47.1395 Longitude: 5.72787 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-02-24 00:42

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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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