- Press Release
- Dec 1, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Hydraotes Chaos 08-18-2004
Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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Full data on this image has now been released via the THEMIS Data Releases website.
The THEMIS Image of the Day will be exploring the nomenclature of Mars for the next three weeks.
Hydraotes Chaos is typical of chaos regions on Mars. Note
the break up of the plateau into smaller mesas separated
by deep valleys. In some chaos, the mesas also seem
to get fractured into smaller and smaller segments.
Nomenclature Fact of the Day: A person must be deceased for at
least three years before his/her name can be used for
a planetary feature.
[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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