This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dunes on the margin of Olympia Undae, a large dune field near the north pole.

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Today's VIS image shows dunes on the margin of Olympia Undae, a large dune field near the north pole.

Orbit Number: 54716 Latitude: 78.7802 Longitude: 182.831 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-04-15 03:31

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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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