Crater Dunes - False Color

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's false color image shows an unnamed crater in Acidalia Planitia. The dark blue feature on the crater floor is a mound of sand. The sand is tall enough to cast a shadow, with the sun is coming from the left (west). The texture on the surface of the sand are dune features created by wind 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: 
V63180021 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-03-12 01:24
Fri, 2019-05-17
512 pixels (20 km)
1824 pixels (72 km)
0.039728 km/pixel
0.0400727 km/pixel


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