Astronomy Picture of the Day
May 30, 2015

The Complex Central Peak of an Unnamed Impact Crater in Terra Cimmeria
The Complex Central Peak of an Unnamed Impact Crater in Terra Cimmeria

Credits: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University (ASU) - Credits for the additional process. and color.: Dr Paolo C. Fienga/Lunar Explorer Italia/IPF

In this nice VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on August, 12th, 2003, and during its 7.360th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a small portion of the Complex Central Peak as well as of the (relatively) flat Floor of an Unnamed Impact Crater located in the Martian Region known as Terra Cimmeria.


Latitude (centered): 24,7323° South
Longitude (centered): 166,4140° East
Instrument: VIS


This image (which is an Original Mars Odyssey Orbiter falsely colored and Map-Projected frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 19471) has been additionally processed, magnified to aid the visibility of the details, contrast enhanced and sharpened, Gamma corrected and then re-colorized in Absolute Natural Colors (such as the colors that a normal human eye would actually perceive if someone were onboard the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter and then looked down, towards the Surface of Mars), by using an original technique created - and, in time, dramatically improved - by the Lunar Explorer Italia Team.



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