The edge of the south polar cap is the bright band in the center of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Polar Dunes

Context image for PIA17328
Context image

The edge of the south polar cap is the bright band in the center of this VIS image. Dunes fill the upper part of the image.

Orbit Number: 50541 Latitude: -71.9907 Longitude: 143.93 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-05-06 13:09

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#:
PIA17328

Date added:
2013-07-29

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA17328.tif (7.1 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA17328.jpg (0.27 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU