Polar Layers - False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's false color image shows the margin between the north polar cap and the surrounding plains. The polar cap was created by alternating layers of ice and dust, deposited over millions of years during different seasons.

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: 
V63466016 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-04-04 14:40
Wed, 2019-05-22
512 pixels (20 km)
1824 pixels (70 km)
0.038897 km/pixel
0.0393414 km/pixel


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