Gale Crater - False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily identified in a single band image. Today's false color image shows part of Gale Crater. Basaltic sands are dark blue in this type of false color combination. The Curiosity Rover is located in another portion of Gale Crater, far southwest of this image.

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


Image ID: 
V51803002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2013-08-18 09:04
Wed, 2017-02-15
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035711 km/pixel
0.0360705 km/pixel


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