This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a sand sheet with surface dune forms filling part of the floor of this unnamed crater on Mars. Many craters in the northern plains of Vastitas Borealis contain sand sheets.

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A sand sheet with surface dune forms fills part of the floor of this unnamed crater. Many craters in the northern plains of Vastitas Borealis contain sand sheets.

Orbit Number: 46314 Latitude: 71.8741 Longitude: 345.094 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-05-23 17:06

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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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