This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows part of Terra Sabaea between the graben of Nili Fossae and the lowlands of Isidis Planitia.

May 14, 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 part of Terra Sabaea between the graben of Nili Fossae (depression at the top of the image) and the lowlands of Isidis Planitia. Small sand dunes are visible near the bottom of the image. Dark blue tones in this filter combination indicate basaltic sands.

Orbit Number: 78075 Latitude: 21.3155 Longitude: 79.0343 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-07-22 00:17

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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