Dark slope streaks mark many of the hills in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. This region of hills is called Tartarus Colles. The term colles means small hills or knobs.

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Dark slope streaks mark many of the hills in this VIS image. This region of hills is called Tartarus Colles. The term colles means small hills or knobs.

Orbit Number: 54211 Latitude: 14.6763 Longitude: 172.669 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-03-04 14:33

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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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