Shadows cast by the high walls and high hills within Candor Chasma are visible in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The local time is near 5:00 in the afternoon.
Add image to your album
Email this page Post this page to your Facebook wall Tweet this page


Context image for PIA17718
Context image

Shadows cast by the high walls and high hills within Candor Chasma are visible in this image. The Odyssey spacecraft and THEMIS camera are passing over the surface of Mars at a local time near 5 in the afternoon. The sun is close to the western horizon and shadows are being created by tall topographic features.

Orbit Number: 52547 Latitude: -6.7789 Longitude: 290.464 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-10-18 14:20

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


Date added:


2001 Mars Odyssey

2001 Mars Odyssey

Thermal Emission Imaging System



Full-Res TIFF:
PIA17718.tif (3.99 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA17718.jpg (0.3 MB)

Image credit: