Gale Crater - 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 cross section of Gale Crater, including the large layered deposit in the center of the crater floor. Gale Crater is the 'home' of the Curiosity Rover.

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


Image ID: 
V77287006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-05-18 02:45
Wed, 2021-04-28
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (270 km)
0.071208 km/pixel
0.0720154 km/pixel


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