|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