Angustus Labyrinthus - 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 Angustus Labyrinthus. The intersecting ridges were most likely formed due to tectonic activity. When this feature was first observed by the Mariner 9 orbiter, project scientists informally dubbed it “the Inca City.” It is very common to 'see' familiar objects in unfamiliar images, akin to seeing a 'face' in a wall outlet. To the scientists the orthogonal shapes resembled buildings.

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


Image ID: 
V67658015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2017-03-15 21:34
Wed, 2020-08-19
512 pixels (16 km)
1824 pixels (57 km)
0.031699 km/pixel
0.0321702 km/pixel


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