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NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Arsia Mons Western Flows

Status Report From: Mars Odyssey THEMIS
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005

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ParameterValue ParameterValue
Latitude-8.7   InstrumentVIS
Longitude220.2E (139.8W)   Resolution (m)17
Image Size (pixels)3233x1400   Image Size (km)57.3x24.8

Last week we looked at the flows to the south of Arsia Mons, this week we will examine the flows to the west of the volcano. In this VIS image the flows (at the bottom) have started to cover the ejecta surrounding the large crater.

[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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