This unnamed crater in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located on the margin between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia and is filled with material with a grooved surface.
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Crater Fill

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This unnamed crater in this VIS image is located on the margin between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia and is filled with material with a grooved surface. The grooves parallel the crater rim and may indicate that the material is flowing away from the rim. The flow is probably supported by volitiles (like ice) within the fill material.

Orbit Number: 54664 Latitude: 37.9717 Longitude: 75.8752 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-04-10 21:09

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#:
PIA18492

Date added:
2014-06-25

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU