Today's VIS image shows two small landslide deposits within a crater. Located in Terra Sirenum, the two craters in this image are located on the floor of the much larger Columbus Crater. The youngest crater in the image is the one in the center. It is possible that the impact that created that crater caused the landslides in the older crater.
Orbit Number: 91648 Latitude: -29.963 Longitude: 193.631 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-08-12 14:18
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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.