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2004-Jan-17, 09:54 AM
SUMMARY: Now in its final orbit, Mars Odyssey is getting to work searching for water on the surface of the planet. The most recent set of images returned are of a network of channels taken by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS). The Nirgal Vallis is a channel 500 km long and 6 km wide at this point - astronomers believe that gullies on the side of the channel were formed when water erupted to the surface.

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