THEMIS: Matara Crater’s sand sheet

Matara Crater dune sheet (THEMIS_IOTD_20170425)THEMIS Image of the Day, April 25, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Matara Crater, including the sand sheet with surface dune forms. Matara Crater is located in Noachis Terra, the oldest part of the martian surface.

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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