This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a long dune that extends from the side of a hill which looks like the beak of a humming bird.

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Do you see what I see? A long dune extends from the side of a hill on the bottom left side of this image. It looks like the beak of a humming bird.

Orbit Number: 17862 Latitude: -43.2867 Longitude: 343.409 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2005-12-24 01:11

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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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