The channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft were created by the flow of lava rather than water. These lava channels are near the northeast flank of Olympus Mons.

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The channels in this VIS image were created by the flow of lava rather than water. These lava channels are near the northeast flank of Olympus Mons.

Orbit Number: 47079 Latitude: 23.5864 Longitude: 230.98 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-07-25 16:39

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.

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