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 part of Nectaris Fossae. The linear color variations at the bottom of the image are the fossae that dissect the topographic slope on the margin between Thaumasia Planum (top of image) and Noachis Terra (off the bottom of the image). The fossae may combine both fluvial and tectonic origins.
Orbit Number: 66854 Latitude: -25.7521 Longitude: 301.599 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-01-08 16:07
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.