Polar Ice - 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. Today's false color image shows a trough in the south polar cap. Layering in the ice can be seen at the bottom of the image.

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


Image ID: 
V56945015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2014-10-15 13:57
Mon, 2017-04-17
512 pixels (9 km)
1824 pixels (34 km)
0.019107 km/pixel
0.0192829 km/pixel


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