The channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft were most likely created by lava flows from Alba Mons, located in the northern Tharsis region.

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The channels in this VIS image were most likely created by lava flows from Alba Mons.

Orbit Number: 45406 Latitude: 45.8157 Longitude: 242.393 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-03-09 23:32

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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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