This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft looks like a thumbs up or a mitten pattern in the dark dunes on the floor of a crater.

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Do you see what I see? Looks like a thumb's up or a mitten pattern in the dark dunes on the floor of this crater.

Orbit Number: 17618 Latitude: -68.0936 Longitude: 175.554 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2005-12-03 23:10

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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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