This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraf shows part of Aspledon Undae, one of several dune fields near the north pole. The term Undae means dunes.
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Polar Dunes

Context image for PIA18237
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Today's VIS image shows part of Aspledon Undae, one of several dune fields near the north pole. The term Undae means dunes.

Orbit Number: 54150 Latitude: 72.4562 Longitude: 307.913 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-02-27 13:33

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#:
PIA18237

Date added:
2014-05-08

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA18237.tif (7.72 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA18237.jpg (0.62 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU