Mangala Fossa - False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This false color image shows part of Mangala Fossa - the linear depression in the bottom half of the image. The bright blue tones in this image are thought to be surface frost. It is winter time and early in the morning when this image was taken.

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: 
V63514008 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-04-08 12:54
Mon, 2019-05-27
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (63 km)
0.034921 km/pixel
0.0353438 km/pixel


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