This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a rugged region near the northern end of Gordii Dorsum.

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This VIS image shows a rugged region near the northern end of Gordii Dorsum. This is in the area where extensive wind action has scoured a poorly cemented surface. Wind erosion will have occurred in this region of hills as well.

Orbit Number: 81090 Latitude: 9.47534 Longitude: 217.697 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-03-26 06:29

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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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