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NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Olympus Mons In Day

By SpaceRef Editor
December 30, 2004
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ParameterValue ParameterValue
Latitude14 &nbsp InstrumentIR
Longitude229.8E (130.2W) &nbsp Resolution (m)100
Image Size (pixels)14352×320 &nbsp Image Size (km)1435.2×32

This is a daytime IR image of the same location as yesterday’s

nighttime IR image. Lava flows are much easier to identify in

this image. The warming of the surface by the sun has increased

the signal emitted to the camera.

[Source: ASU THEMIS Science Team]

Note: this THEMIS infrared 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.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA’s Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

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