Astronomy Picture of the Day
June 11, 2015

Features of the Northern Wall of Candor Chasma
Features of the Northern Wall of Candor Chasma

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

In this quite interesting VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on August, 14th, 2003, and during its 7.381st orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a small portion of the Northern Wall of Candor Chasma. Please notice, just out of curiosity, the extremely high Albedo (---> Reflectivity) of the upper portion of the captioned Northern Wall which is situated right in the upper left - Sx - corner of the frame, that caused an over-saturation of the relief.


Latitude (centered): 4,72297° South
Longitude (centered): 283,55900° 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 19481) 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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