This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Lycus Sulci, a complex region of ridges located on the northern side of Olympus Mons. The term sulci means subparallel furrows and ridges.
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Lycus Sulci

Context image for PIA18236
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Today's VIS image shows a portion of Lycus Sulci, a complex region of ridges located on the northern side of Olympus Mons. The term sulci means subparallel furrows and ridges.

Orbit Number: 54147 Latitude: 31.6354 Longitude: 220.399 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-02-27 08:03

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#:
PIA18236

Date added:
2014-05-07

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA18236.tif (4.2 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA18236.jpg (0.37 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU