- Press Release
- Dec 9, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: A Frosty Rim In False Color
Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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The theme for the weeks of 1/17 and 1/24 is the north polar region
of Mars as seen in false color THEMIS images. Ice/frost will typically
appear as bright blue in color; dust mantled ice will appear in
tones of red/orange.
Our final image combines the features of the past two days, with
a dust covered frosty crater rim and the bluer sand dunes of the
north polar region.
[Source: ASU THEMIS Science Team]
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.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
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