Dusty Crater In False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

In false color THEMIS images at high latitudes 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.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V13050004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-11-22 14:46
Wed, 2005-01-26
512 pixels (20 km)
1824 pixels (71 km)
0.039228 km/pixel
0.039731 km/pixel


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