This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft location is slightly east of Monday's image. In this image the polar scarp (called Tenuis Rupes) bisects the image.

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Today's image location is slightly east of Monday's image. In this image the polar scarp (called Tenuis Rupes) bisects the image. The polar cap is on the left side of the image with the lower elevation to the right. In this part of the scarp the layering of the polar ice is readily identifiable.

Orbit Number: 63024 Latitude: 81.9988 Longitude: 288.982 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2016-02-28 04:50

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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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