Dorsa Argentea - False Color

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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 Dorsa Argentea. Dorsa Argentea is located near in the south pole and is comprised of a series of linear and sinuous ridges. The ridges are most likely material deposited in subglacial channels, which become a positive relief feature when the ice is removed. On Earth, these features are called eskers.

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


Image ID: 
V67545007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2017-03-06 14:06
Mon, 2020-08-17
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (60 km)
0.033053 km/pixel
0.033395 km/pixel


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