- Press Release
- August 18, 2022
NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Three Terrains
Context image credit: NASA/Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team
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The great highland/lowland boundary that divides the whole of Mars cuts diagonally through this image. The smoother lowland terrain to the north appears to lap up against the highland terrain. An eroded layered terrain also is evident in the lower third of the image. This may be a remnant of the Medussae Fossae Formation, a lobe of which occurs just to the west of this scene.
[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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