Today's VIS image shows part of Elysium Fossae, located on the western flank of the Elysium volcanic complex. The fossae have both a tectonic and a volcanic origin. The linear depressions, created by tectonic activity, are aligned southeast to northwest (the top of the image is north). The sinuous nature of the channel at the top of the image is due to the flow of a liquid, most likely lava in this case.
Orbit Number: 78834 Latitude: 29.682 Longitude: 139.489 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-09-22 12:21
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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.