Protonilus Mensae - False Color

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The hills in this VIS image are part of Protonilus Mensae. These hills, located between the relative highlands of Terra Sabaea and the lowlands of Vastitas Borealis, most likely formed by the erosion of Terra Sabaea surface. Several flow like features originating within the hills may have been created by glacial action.

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.

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


Image ID: 
V60999007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2015-09-14 10:08
Thu, 2019-02-28
256 pixels (19 km)
3792 pixels (289 km)
0.076308 km/pixel
0.0772008 km/pixel


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