Martian Color #3

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This 'true-color' image shows the volcanic surface in Hersperia Planum. The bright bands are evidence of wind action moving material across the surface.
This color treatment is the result of a collaboration between THEMIS team members at Cornell University and space artist Don Davis, who is an expert on true-color renderings of planetary and astronomical objects. Davis began with calibrated and co-registered THEMIS VIS multi-band radiance files produced by the Cornell group. Using as a guide true-color imaging from spacecraft and his own personal experience at Mt. Wilson and other observatories, he performed a manual color balance to display the spectral capabilities of the THEMIS imager within the context of other Mars observations. He also did some manual smoothing along with other image processing to minimize the effects of residual scattered light in the images.

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


Image ID: 
V01632003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-04-27 14:29
Mon, 2006-06-26
256 pixels (17 km)
3024 pixels (208 km)
0.069018 km/pixel
0.069897 km/pixel


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