Tag Archives: Mars Odyssey

THEMIS: Nepenthes Mensae in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 20, 2018. Nepenthes Mensae is the region of hills and mesas north of Terra Cimmeria. The dark blue part of the image is a region of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ice-rich clouds over Arsia Mons’ caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 19, 2018. 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 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Sabaea crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 18, 2018. Part of a large crater fills the center of this VIS image. In this false color image the dark blue material is basaltic sand. The sands are located between the crater rim … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Shallow drill pit at Inverness

Sol 2172, September 15, 2018. The rover’s MAHLI camera recorded the results of the drill’s action at the Inverness target — a shallow pit rather than a hole. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 2172 raw images (from all cameras).

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THEMIS: Lunae Mensa in Kasei Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 17, 2018. Today’s image shows a portion of Kasei Valles. The plateau in the center of the image is called Lunae Mensa. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Basaltic sand amid hills in Terra Sabaea

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 14, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of northern Terra Sabaea, where hills are common. The blue tones are usually locations of basaltic sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes and Escorial Crater ejecta in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 13, 2018. The ‘brown’ in this VIS image is part of the ejecta surrounding Escorial Crater. The material of the ejecta blanket is much more resistant to local winds and remains as a plateau … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Siton Undae dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 12, 2018. The blue features in this VIS image are sand dunes located near Escorial Crater and the north polar cap. The dune field is called Siton Undae. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mesas, plains, craters in Terra Sabaea

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 11, 2018. This VIS image shows part of Terra Sabaea, including plains, craters, and mesas. The dark blue tones often indicate locations of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False-color Nili Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 10, 2018. This image shows a small section of Nili Fossae. The darker blue tones are usually indications of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can … Continue reading

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