This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows part of Nilus Mensae, a complex region of tectonic faulting and fluid flow features.

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This VIS image covers part of Nilus Mensae. Located in the region where the northward flowing channel from Valles Marineris becomes the eastward flowing Kasei Valles, Nilus Mensae is a complex region of tectonic faulting and fluid flow features. In addition to the scoured surface, sand dunes are visible in depressions throughout the image.

Orbit Number: 78517 Latitude: 21.6368 Longitude: 286.455 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-08-27 09:50

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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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