Bright windstreaks are located around several small craters at the top of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Changing Winds

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Bright windstreaks are located around several small craters at the top of this VIS image. The streaks indicate that the winds in this region are variable. There are streaks indicating winds blew from east to west, NNE to SSW, SW to NE and ESE to WNW. The brightest streaks are the E to W, which may indicate that they represent the most recent winds.

Orbit Number: 53312 Latitude: 19.5864 Longitude: 171.278 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-12-20 14:59

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.

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2001 Mars Odyssey

2001 Mars Odyssey

Thermal Emission Imaging System



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