Matara Crater Dunes - 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 the large sand sheet on the floor of Matara Crater. The top of the sand sheet has been sculpted by the wind, creating dune forms. Matara Crater is 48km (30 miles) in diameter and is located in Noachis Terra.

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


Image ID: 
V75438007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-12-16 19:39
Wed, 2021-04-21
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (62 km)
0.034139 km/pixel
0.0344516 km/pixel


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