Australe Mensa - False Color

Scaled Image

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 Australe Mensa, part of the south polar ice cap. The round depressions have given rise to the informal name Swiss cheese. The depressions are seen only in the top layer of the ice.

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


Image ID: 
V73802012 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-08-04 01:51
Mon, 2021-04-12
512 pixels (1 km)
1824 pixels (3 km)
0.002023 km/pixel
0.00200752 km/pixel


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