Cloudy Day - False Color

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

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. The faint bluish white tone in this image is actually clouds. Images like this help in understanding ongoing atmospheric changes on Mars. Clouds on Mars are created by dust lifted from the surface or ice haze at altitude. This image is located in Noachis Terra.

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


Image ID: 
V58705010 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2015-03-09 12:08
Fri, 2015-10-23
256 pixels (17 km)
3792 pixels (261 km)
0.068931 km/pixel
0.0696444 km/pixel


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