Crater Dunes - False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located in an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. Dark blue in this combination is typically basaltic sands. The presence of sand dunes with this tone indicated that these dunes are of basaltic composition.

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.

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


Image ID: 
V62523008 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-01-17 22:08
Mon, 2019-04-15
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036707 km/pixel
0.037102 km/pixel


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