PIA21295: Pollack Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  683 x 1423 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image shows part of the bright material on the floor of Pollack Crater. Erosion by wind action has sculpted the material, forming the linear features that run from bottom right to upper left. The material, while brighter in contrast than the surrounding materials, is not white.

Orbit Number: 66427 Latitude: -7.97233 Longitude: 25.1327 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2016-12-04 11:54

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, 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.

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