THEMIS: Landslide in Mutch Crater

False-color slice across Mutch Crater (THEMIS_IOTD_20180927)THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2018. Today’s image shows part of Mutch Crater in Xanthe Terra.

At the bottom of the image, visible in warm tones, is a short section of the crater’s southern rim. Note the landslide debris that flowed off the rim-wall onto the crater floor. The slide was triggered by the impact of a large meteorite on the crater’s rim, just outside the field of view to the right.

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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