THEMIS: Endeavour Crater in false color

Endeavour Crater in false color (THEMIS_IOTD_20190515)THEMIS Image of the Day, May 15, 2019. Today’s false color image shows part of Endeavour Crater in Meridiani Planum. The MER Opportunity Rover drove along the rim of this crater, ending its 15 year mission after losing contact during a global dust storm.

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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