This daytime IR image from shows NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft part of the dune field on the floor of Rabe Crater. The dunes show up as brighter than the surrounding materials because they are warmer.
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Rabe Crater Dunes

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This daytime IR image shows part of the dune field on the floor of Rabe Crater. The dunes show up as brighter than the surrounding materials because they are warmer.

Orbit Number: 51157 Latitude: -43.6589 Longitude: 34.4001 Instrument: IR: Captured: 2013-06-26 05:32

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#:
PIA17344

Date added:
2013-08-20

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
320 x 1296 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU