Melas Chasma - False Color

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This false color image is located within Melas Chasma. The lobate forms at the bottom of the image are the remnants of landslides that crashed from the top of the cliff sides to the bottom of the chasma, a distance of 9km (5.5 miles). This distance is equivalent to the height of Mount Everest - the tallest land based mountain in the world.

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: 
V62002003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2015-12-06 00:12
Wed, 2019-04-03
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (268 km)
0.070733 km/pixel
0.0720923 km/pixel


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