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THEMIS Wraps Up Images as Art Month

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Images as Art 49

THEMIS Images as Art #49

You can almost hear the sound of birds flying across the moon in this image.


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Jan. 31 through March 4 of 2005, the Mars Odyssey THEMIS team has been showcasing images for their aesthetic value, rather than their science content. Portions of these images resemble things in everyday life, from animals to letters of the alphabet. This is the second annual THEMIS Art Month.

More: Mars Odyssey 2005 THEMIS Images As Art, view each week's images -
Link: USGS Astrogeology Mars Ice - exploring the ices of Mars using Mars Global Surveyor TES and Mars Odyssey THEMIS instruments

Found it! Ice on Mars

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Using instruments on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, surprised scientists have found enormous quantities of buried treasure lying just under the surface of Mars -- enough water ice to fill Lake Michigan twice over. And that may be only the tip of the iceberg...

More: Science@NASA - Found it! Ice on Mars

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Ice - Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer

Link: USGS Astro - Ice & Polar Research

Mars Odyssey Reveals Mars Ice

Saturday, March 2, 2002

Vast regions of Mars abound in water, mixed as ice with the dirt, dust and rock that form the top 3 feet of the planet's surface, initial data from the mission suggests. The camera system on the Mars 2001 Odyssey sent its first detailed pictures from the Mars orbit last week. NASA released the images to the public during a press conference on Friday, March 1...

More: Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff Team Ecstatic About Images

More: Arizona Daily Sun - Odyssey Reveals Mars Ice

Link: ASU 2001 Mars Odyssey THEMIS - latest images, mission news, and info about the Thermal Emission Imaging System

Link: NASA/JPL 2001 Mars Odyssey - status reports, news, and more about this science mapping mission