The dark lobed material in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a lava flow located northwest of the Elysium Volcanic Complex.

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The dark lobed material in this VIS image is a lava flow located northwest of the Elysium Volcanic Complex. The channel on the dark material was likely formed by the flow of lava rather than water.

Orbit Number: 54637 Latitude: 33.1545 Longitude: 133.458 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-04-08 15:51

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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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