Morning Frost - 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 several small, unnamed craters in Terra Sirenum. The bright blue region on the inner crater rim is morning frost. Collected during the winter, south facing slopes stay in shadow and retain frost longer than the rest of the rim already in sunlight. Frosts are only identifiable in multi filter images.

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


Image ID: 
V80442005 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-02-01 21:41
Mon, 2021-06-07
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (62 km)
0.034072 km/pixel
0.0345375 km/pixel


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