This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Located in Xanthe Terra, Shalbatana Vallis is one of many channels that empty into Chryse Planitia.

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This VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Located in Xanthe Terra, Shalbatana Vallis is one of many channels that empty into Chryse Planitia. Shalbatana Vallis is an outflow channel carved by massive floods from escaping groundwater whose source lies far to the south of this image. The vallis is over 1300 km long (807 miles).

Orbit Number: 79040 Latitude: 8.51397 Longitude: 319.159 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-10-09 11:21

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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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