The small, dark sand dunes at the bottom of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the floor of Escalante Crater.
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Escalante Dunes

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The small, dark sand dunes at the bottom of this VIS image are located on the floor of Escalante Crater.

Orbit Number: 52652 Latitude: -0.014852 Longitude: 115.525 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-10-27 07:39

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#:
PIA17781

Date added:
2013-12-17

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1369 x 2929 pixels (width x height)

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PIA17781.tif (4.01 MB)

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PIA17781.jpg (0.35 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU