This image shows a small portion of the extensive lava flows created by the large Tharsis volcanoes as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. These flows are located north east of Ascraeus Mons.
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Tharsis Lava Flows

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This VIS image shows a small portion of the extensive lava flows created by the large Tharsis volcanoes. These flows are located north east of Ascraeus Mons.

Orbit Number: 53296 Latitude: 16.4472 Longitude: 272.098 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-12-19 07:25

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#:
PIA17960

Date added:
2014-02-05

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