- Status Report
- Dec 3, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Dusty Crater 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.
This false color image of a crater rim illustrates just how complete
the dust cover can be. The small white/blue regions on the rim
are of areas where the dust cover has been removed – due to heating
on sun facing slopes or by gravitational effects.
[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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