This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Gale Crater shows the region of the crater that is 'home' to the Curiosity Rover.

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This VIS image of Gale Crater shows the region of the crater that is "home" to the Curiosity Rover.

Orbit Number: 52340 Latitude: -4.58873 Longitude: 137.411 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-10-01 13:32

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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.

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