This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dust devil tracks in Argyre Planitia.

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Today's VIS image shows dust devil tracks in Argyre Planitia. The dark streaks are made by dust devil activity scouring the surface and removing the lighter toned dust to reveal the darker rocky surface below.

Orbit Number: 66386 Latitude: -46.532 Longitude: 314.96 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2016-12-01 02:09

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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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