The channels in this image are located on the northwestern flank of Alba Mons on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. They are likely lava channels rather than water carved channels.

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The channels in this image are located on the northwestern flank of Alba Mons. They are likely lava channels rather than water carved channels.

Orbit Number: 46180 Latitude: 44.6238 Longitude: 241.159 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-05-12 16:32

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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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