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NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Central Peak in Elysium Planitia

Status Report From: Mars Odyssey THEMIS
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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ParameterValue ParameterValue
Latitude5.9   InstrumentVIS
Longitude129.8E (230.2W)   Resolution (m)19
Image Size (pixels)2997x1400   Image Size (km)56.9x26.6

The topic for the Image of the Day for the weeks of March 7-18 will be mountains on Mars.

This crater is located in Elysium Planitia and contains a well-preserved central peak, in contrast with the slumped crater walls.

A good diagram showing the structural difference between simple and complex craters is here: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/expmoon/science/craterstructure.html

[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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