THEMIS: Gorgonum Chaos in false color

Gorgonum Chaos in false color (THEMIS_IOTD_20161230)THEMIS Image of the Day, December 30, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Scientists call such terrain as this “chaotic” because the escape of groundwater from the subsurface has undermined the landscape and caused it to collapse.

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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