Hydaspis Chaos - False Color

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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 small section of Hydaspis Chaos, one of many regions of chaos in Margaritifer Terra. The term chaos is applied to regions where the surface is being eroded to form mesas. As the surface processes continue individual mesas become more isolated and take on the appearance of regions of hills. Hydaspis Chaos is is part of the huge outflow system flowing from Valles Marineris to Chryse Planitia.

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


Image ID: 
V70332003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2017-10-22 05:45
Tue, 2021-03-16
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036316 km/pixel
0.0370622 km/pixel


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