This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows where the southeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons meets the surrounding volcanic plains.

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This VIS image is located where the southeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons meets the surrounding volcanic plains. Ascraeus Mons is the northernmost of the three large Tharsis volcanoes.

Orbit Number: 77732 Latitude: 8.72838 Longitude: 257.08 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-06-23 18:20

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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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