This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a part of Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap. In this region, the dunes are spaced far enough apart to show the detail of the surface they are moving across.

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Today's VIS image shows a part of Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap. In this region, the dunes are spaced far enough apart to show the detail of the surface they are moving across.

Orbit Number: 47095 Latitude: 79.6934 Longitude: 149.575 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-07-26 23:56

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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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