- Press Release
- Dec 7, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: THEMIS Images as Art #39
Welcome to the second annual THEMIS ART MONTH. From
Jan. 31 through March 4 we will be showcasing images
for their aesthetic value, rather than their science
content. Portions of these images resemble things in
our everyday lives, from animals to letters of the
alphabet. We hope you enjoy our fanciful look at Mars!
We often envision fictional Martians as bug-eyed monsters, but today we move beyond that to just plain bugs being depicted in this nighttime IR image.
[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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