- Press Release
- Oct 7, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Promethei Terra
Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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Full data on this image has now been released via the THEMIS Data Releases website.
The THEMIS Image of the Day will be exploring the nomenclature of Mars for the next three weeks.
A Flash-based interactive viewer is available for this image.
Promethei Terra is part of the southern highlands of Mars. This
daytime IR mosaic shows the cratered terrain that is typical
of this region.
Nomenclature Fact of the Day: Large craters on Mars are named for
scientists who have contributed to the study of Mars, and
writers and others who have contributed to the lore of Mars. (As an example: the large crater at the bottom of this image is Redi Crater, named for Francesco Redi, an Italian physicist.)
[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.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
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