Olympia Undae

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of Olympia Undae. Olympia Undae is a large dune field that dominates the plains along part of the north polar cap. This dune field surrounds 1/3 of the north polar cap and is the largest of several dune fields that encircle the pole. This VIS image was collected during summer. It is during this season that winds are able to move sand sized particles, slowly modifying the dunes.

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


Image ID: 
V80435018 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-02-01 08:36
Tue, 2020-04-14
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (69 km)
0.01911 km/pixel
0.019169 km/pixel


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