- Press Release
- Dec 5, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS image: Tantalus Fluctus
Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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The THEMIS Image of the Day will be exploring the nomenclature of Mars for the next three weeks.
The Tantalus Fluctus region of Mars is comprised of multiple
lava flows. The margin of one of these flows is indicated
by red arrows on the VIS image above.
Nomenclature Fact of the Day: Three landform types that do not
use a descriptor as part of their name are craters,
eruptive centers, and large ring features.
[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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