Do you see what I see in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft? The higher elevations in this image look like a dragon. It is facing to the left, and the small crater IS NOT the eye. The large plateau on the right is the wing of the dragon.
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Do you see what I see? The higher elevations in this VIS image look like a dragon. It is facing to the left, and the small crater IS NOT the eye - but is on it's chest. The large plateau on the right is the wing of the dragon. Do you see it?

Orbit Number: 48011 Latitude: 6.37355 Longitude: 355.288 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-10-10 09:38

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#:
PIA17323

Date added:
2013-07-22

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU