This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a region of hills in the plains of Terra Cimmeria.

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This VIS image shows a region of hills in the plains of Terra Cimmeria. The bright appearance is likely due to the removal of fine scale materials like dust which exposes the underlying rock.

Orbit Number: 82889 Latitude: -37.175 Longitude: 164.292 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-08-21 09:19

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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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