This daytime IR image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the dune field on the floor of Kaiser Crater. The dune sand is warmer than the surrounding materials, so it appears bright in the IR image.
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Kaiser Dunes in IR

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This daytime IR image shows part of the dune field on the floor of Kaiser Crater. The dune sand is warmer than the surrounding materials, so it appears bright in the IR image.

Orbit Number: 50658 Latitude: -46.8214 Longitude: 19.182 Instrument: IR Captured: 2013-05-16 04:05

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#:
PIA17331

Date added:
2013-08-01

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