THEMIS: Varieties of geo-chaos in Gorgonum

Varieties of chaos in Gorgonum (THEMIS_IOTD_20170502)THEMIS Image of the Day, May 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Chaotic regions form when groundwater escapes to the surface, undermining it and causing the ground to collapse. The linear depression at the bottom of the image is a geological fault, part of Sirenum Fossae. Gorgonum Chaos is located in Terra Sirenum.

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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