Today's VIS image shows Padus Vallis (middle of image). Located east of Mangala Valles, Padus Vallis is just one of the many small channels that empty into the Medusa Fossae Formation region. Padus Vallis is 57 km (35 miles) long.
Orbit Number: 86007 Latitude: -4.81752 Longitude: 210.081 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2021-05-05 02:57
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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.