THEMIS: Sands of Gale Crater

Northern Gale Crater (THEMIS_IOTD_20170215)THEMIS Image of the Day, February 15, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater. Basaltic sands are dark blue in this type of false color combination. The Curiosity Rover is located in another portion of Gale Crater, far southwest of this image.

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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