Atlantis Chaos

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Today's VIS image shows part of Atlantis Chaos. Chaos terrain is typified by regions of blocky, often steep sided, mesas interspersed with deep valleys. With time and erosion the valleys widen and the mesas become smaller. The mesas in this image appear brighter than the surrounding lowlands, likely due to relatively less dust cover. Atlantis Chaos is located in Terra Sirenum.

Orbit Number: 92160 Latitude: -34.9498 Longitude: 183.405 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-09-23 18:04

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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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Original Article: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA25749

  • Category: Mars
  • Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
  • Target: Mars
  • Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
  • Instrument: Thermal Emission Imaging System
  • Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU