The dunes in this daytime IR image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft appear bright because they are warmer than the surrounding crater materials. These dunes are located on the floor of Proctor Crater.
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Proctor Crater Dunes

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The dunes in this daytime IR image appear bright because they are warmer than the surrounding crater materials. These dunes are located on the floor of Proctor Crater.

Orbit Number: 51282 Latitude: -48.8558 Longitude: 29.9853 Instrument: IR Captured: 2013-07-06 12:25

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#:
PIA17437

Date added:
2013-09-02

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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320 x 3600 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU