Olympus Mons At Night

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This nighttime IR image is of a portion of the flank of Olympus Mons. In last week's Arsia Mons flow images, it was easy to delinate lava flows. While this image is also of a region of extensive flows, it is nearly impossible to identify any flows. This illustrates one of the problems imaging high altitudes in nighttime IR, the surface is almost as cold as the atmosphere and is emitting very little signal back to the IR camera.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
I09760010 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-02-25 17:24
Wed, 2004-12-29
320 pixels (32 km)
10768 pixels (1078 km)
0.100147 km/pixel
0.100977 km/pixel


PNG | JPEG (high res) | JPEG (reduced res) | PDF | TIFF