THEMIS Image of the Day, January 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows several wind streaks in Syrtis Major Planum. Here the winds have blown from the northeast (upper right). As the wind passes over craters, its flow becomes turbulent, which drops dust in the “wind shadows” behind the craters.
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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