This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows a cross section of Baldet Crater.

May 07, 2021

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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 cross section of Baldet Crater. Dark blue tones in this filter combination indicate basaltic sands. A large field of dunes is visible on the floor of the crater. Baldet Crater is located in Terra Sabaea and is 181km (112 miles) in diameter.

Orbit Number: 77776 Latitude: 22.6741 Longitude: 65.6646 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-06-27 09:22

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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