This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows part of the southwestern flank of Pavonis Mons. Pavonis Mons is the central volcano of the three large Tharsis volcanoes.

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This VIS image shows part of the southwestern flank of Pavonis Mons. Pavonis Mons is the central volcano of the three large Tharsis volcanoes. All three volcanoes form a line located along a tectonic bulge caused by extensional forces in the region. Pavonis Mons is the smallest of the three with a summit of only 14km (46,000 ft). The linear features in the image are concentric faults. Pavonis means peacock in Latin, making the name peacock mountain.

Orbit Number: 78194 Latitude: -0.288861 Longitude: 248.551 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-07-31 19:21

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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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