This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraf shows part of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons. Large collapse features are common in this area.
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Ascraeus Mons Collapse Pits

Originally released on Oct. 9, 2013

Context image for PIA17522
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This VIS image shows part of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons. Large collapse features are common in this area.

Orbit Number: 51823 Latitude: 7.0923 Longitude: 254.36 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-08-20 02:28

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#:
PIA17522

Date added:
2013-10-17

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