Do you see what I see in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft? The ejecta surrounding the small craters near the bottom of this image look like interlocking gears.
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THEMIS Art #105

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Do you see what I see? The ejecta surrounding the small craters near the bottom of this image look like interlocking gears.

Orbit Number: 18303 Latitude: 15.3895 Longitude: 201.395 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2006-01-29 10:15

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#:
PIA17116

Date added:
2013-06-28

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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PIA17116.tif (3.98 MB)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU