The surface textures located southeast of Aeolis Planum likely had wind action as one of the contributing processes, as shown by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Surface Textures

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The surface textures in this VIS image located southeast of Aeolis Planum likely had wind action as one of the contributing processes.

Orbit Number: 52402 Latitude: -7.56114 Longitude:150.354 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-10-06 15:59

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#:
PIA17709

Date added:
2013-11-27

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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PIA17709.tif (4 MB)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU