The channel in the bottom part of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was created by lava flow rather than water flow. This feature is located in the Tharsis plains east of Olympus Mons.

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The channel in the bottom part of this VIS image was created by lava flow rather than water flow. This feature is located in the Tharsis plains east of Olympus Mons.

Orbit Number: 52423 Latitude: 20.9613 Longitude: 240.14 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-10-08 11:01

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.

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