- Status Report
- August 8, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Geomorphic Gumbo
Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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Just northeast of the small Tharsis volcano Biblis Patera lies a scene of surprising complexity. The upper left portion of the image shows the furrowed terrain of Gigas Sulci, likely produced in response to the evolution of Olympus Mons volcano. A narrow channel that probably contained flowing lava snakes through the center of the image before transitioning into a gaping chasm. The lower third of the image shows a jumble of textures, presumably produced from the emplacement and erosion of lava flows, but which are not easily classified.
[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.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
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