This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of a dune field near the north polar cap. This is not Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap, but is rather a portion of a smaller dune field further to the east.
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Polar Dunes

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This VIS image shows part of a dune field near the north polar cap. This is not Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap, but is rather a portion of a smaller dune field further to the east.

Orbit Number: 47014 Latitude: 75.8413 Longitude: 320.603 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-07-20 07:56

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#:
PIA16312

Date added:
2012-09-27

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA16312.tif (3.2 MB)

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PIA16312.jpg (0.51 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU