This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows part of the floor of Lyot Crater, including a field of dunes.

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Today's VIS image shows part of the floor of Lyot Crater, including a field of dunes. At 236 km diameter (146 miles), Lyot Crater is one of the largest craters in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Lyot is a double ringed crater, and these dunes are located in the outer of the two rings.

Orbit Number: 78663 Latitude: 49.286 Longitude: 29.6703 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-09-08 10:31

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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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