PIA21317: In the Shadow
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Instrument: THEMIS
Product Size: 668 x 1427 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
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Over the course of the Odyssey mission, the spacecraft has flown covering the surface at many different times of local day. Right now Odyssey is looking down along the day/night terminator, seeing dawn and dusk. One of the benefits from imaging at these times of day (and lower sun angles) is seeing shadows. This VIS image shows the sunrise shadow of the crater rim on the crater floor.

Orbit Number: 66810 Latitude: -32.1248 Longitude: 132.667 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-01-05 01:05

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Image Addition Date:
2017-02-21