Ganges Chasma Landslides - 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 Ganges Chasma. A large landslide deposit fills the bottom third of the image, and another landslide deposit is visible near the top of the image. The radial grooves on the top of a landslide are a common feature formed by the downslope movement of the landslide materials. A field of dunes is visible in the center of the image. Ganges Chasma is part of the Valles Marineris chasma system, but is north of the main section of canyons. Ganges Chasma is 584km (363 miles) long.

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


Image ID: 
V70657005 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2017-11-18 00:19
Thu, 2021-03-18
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (270 km)
0.071403 km/pixel
0.071735 km/pixel


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