This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Daedalia Planum contains a narrow lava flow and shows the end of the flow. The end of a lava flow is often called the 'toe' and is formed when the eruption creating the flow slows down or stops
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Flow Margin

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This VIS image of Daedalia Planum contains a narrow lava flow and shows the end of the flow. The end of a lava flow is often called the "toe" and is formed when the eruption creating the flow slows down or stops.

Orbit Number: 52611 Latitude: -22.2339 Longitude: 243.286 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-10-23 20:49

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#:
PIA17780

Date added:
2013-12-16

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