This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is part of Olympia Undae, but unlike yesterday's image, there is more topography in this region.
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North Polar Dunes

Context image for PIA18502
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Today's image is part of Olympia Undae, but unlike yesterday's image, there is more topography in this region. The dunes are forming in the lower elevations, but can migrate up the sides of the hills if the prevailing winds are strong enough.

Orbit Number: 54784 Latitude: 79.4646 Longitude: 234.741 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-04-20 17:56

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#:
PIA18502

Date added:
2014-07-08

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA18502.tif (3.45 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA18502.jpg (0.26 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU