Given their location in the Tharsis volcanic complex, these channels were likely formed by the flow of lava rather than water in this image taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

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Given their location in the Tharsis volcanic complex, these channels were likely formed by the flow of lava rather than water.

Orbit Number: 54084 Latitude: 20.4294 Longitude: 235.074 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-02-22 03:41

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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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