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Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Mamers Valles

By SpaceRef Editor
January 31, 2003
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Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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A broad channel in the Deuteronilus Mensae region displays the strange
landforms common to the northern mid-latitudes where ground ice likely
plays a role in their formation. A tongue-shaped feature at the bottom
of this image looks surprisingly glacier-like in its morphology.

[Source: ASU THEMIS Science Team]

Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA’s Office of Space Science, 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.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

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ParameterValue ParameterValue
Latitude37.1 &nbsp InstrumentVIS
Longitude15.3E (344.7W) &nbsp Resolution (m)19
Image Size (pixels)3007×1191 &nbsp Image Size (km)57.1×22.6

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