Today's VIS image shows part of the floor of an unnamed crater in Margaritifer Terra. The crater floor is dissected by linear features, most likely faults. There is an offset of the large depression in the center of the image, where the linear feature has been pulled sideways along a perpendicular fault. With time and erosion this region of fault blocks will become chaos terrain.
Orbit Number: 81735 Latitude: -18.403 Longitude: 333.725 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-05-18 08:56
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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.