This infrared image, taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, shows the feature called 'White Rock.' The feature is dark, indicating that it is cooler than the surroundings.
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Pollack Crater

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This IR image shows the feature called "White Rock." In vis images, the feature is brighter in color that the surroundings. In this IR image the feature is dark, indicating that it is cooler than the surroundings.

Orbit Number: 51707 Latitude: -9.99112 Longitude: 24.6573 Instrument: IR Captured: 2013-08-10 11:29

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#:
PIA17508

Date added:
2013-09-25

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