This image of Gale Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the huge layered deposit that covers much of the crater floor. The top of the image shows part of the crater rim, including one of the many small channels.

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This VIS image of Gale Crater shows part of the huge layered deposit that covers much of the crater floor. The top of the image shows part of the crater rim, including one of the many small channels that drain to the crater floor. A series of dark dunes surround the inner layered deposit, appearing darker than the other materials in this image. Gale Crater is the home of the Curiosity Rover.

Orbit Number: 71374 Latitude: -4.41326 Longitude: 137.314 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-01-16 02:01

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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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