THEMIS: Crater – false color

Sediments in Schiaparelli Crater (THEMIS_IOTD_20160125)THEMIS Image of the Day, January 25, 2016. Today’s false color image shows an unnamed crater located on the floor of the much larger Schiaparelli Crater. The dark blue material located in the topographic lows is basaltic sand. 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.

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