This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a large dune covered sand sheet on the floor of this unnamed crater in Noachis Terra.

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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 large dune covered sand sheet on the floor of this unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. Large scale dunes and dune fields cover the floor of many craters in this region west of Hellas Planitia — including Rabe, Proctor, and Matara craters and numerous other unnamed craters. In this false color combination blue indicates basaltic sands.

Orbit Number: 67250 Latitude: -49.0136 Longitude: 34.0967 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-02-10 07:02

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

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.

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