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NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Olympia Undae

By SpaceRef Editor
September 2, 2004
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ParameterValue ParameterValue
Latitude81.4 &nbsp InstrumentVIS
Longitude180.6E (179.4W) &nbsp Resolution (m)19
Image Size (pixels)1365×970 &nbsp Image Size (km)25.9×18.4

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.

Olympia Undae

  • Undae: dunes
  • Olympia: The most ancient sanctuary of Greece, home

    of the Olympic Games. Olympia is located in

    the valley of Alpheias in the western region

    of the Peloponnese.

This VIS image shows a small portion of the extensive

region of the north polar covered by sand dunes.

Nomenclature Fact of the Day: Assistance in producing this

three week theme on planetary nomenclature was provided

by Jenny Blue of the USGS in Flagstaff Arizona. THANKS JENNY!

[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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