This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the escarpment that encircles Olympus Mons. This image is located on the southeastern flank of the volcano.

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This VIS image shows part of the escarpment that encircles Olympus Mons. This image is located on the southeastern flank of the volcano.

Orbit Number: 53285 Latitude: 14.2544 Longitude: 228.927 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-12-18 09:42

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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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