Arabia Terra Crater - False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This false color image shows most of the floor of an unnamed crater in southern Arabia Terra. The wide variety of colors indicates a complex geologic history. Dark blue in this false color combination is typically basaltic sand. It appears that in addition to small sand dunes a scattering of sand also covers part of the crater floor.

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: 
V64320007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-06-13 22:19
Fri, 2019-12-20
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036388 km/pixel
0.0369128 km/pixel


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