This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a streamlined island in Kasei Valles. The teardrop shape indicates that flow was from the bottom to the top of the image.

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Today's VIS image shows a streamlined island in Kasei Valles. The teardrop shape indicates that flow was from the bottom to the top of the image. Kasei Valles is one of the largest channel system on Mars, starting in Echus Chasma and emptying into Chryse Planitia.

Orbit Number: 53895 Latitude: 18.9361 Longitude: 283.703 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-02-06 14:24

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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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