The steep feature in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is the margin of the north polar cap, called Olympia Rupes.

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The steep feature in this VIS image is the margin of the north polar cap, called Olympia Rupes. [Rupes means scarp.] The layering of the polar cap is visible in this image.

Orbit Number: 60880 Latitude: 84.6789 Longitude: 214.002 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2015-09-04 15:11

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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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