Many dark slope streaks mark the rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Dark Slope Streaks in Terra Sabaea

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Many dark slope streaks mark the rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea. There is a large group of streaks that are darker than the others streaks on the crater rim. It is likely that the formation of the darker set are more recent that the lighter set, as dust settling from the atmosphere brightens the surface over time.

Orbit Number: 52155 Latitude: 6.84297 Longitude: 43.8072 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-09-16 10:06

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#:
PIA17614

Date added:
2013-11-04

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