Regions of mesas and channels are termed chaos. This region on the margin of Terra Sabaea has several areas of chaos, as shown in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

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Regions of mesas and channels are termed chaos. This region on the margin of Terra Sabaea has several areas of chaos.

Orbit Number: 54252 Latitude: 41.0061 Longitude: 74.7617 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-03-07 23:02

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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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