In this truly beautiful and interesting VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on December, 19th, 2005, and during its 17.811th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a large portion of an extremely ancient, medium-sized, Unnamed Impact Crater located in the Martian Region known as Noachis Terra. The dark "tongue-like" stripe of Material visible in the lower portion of the Crater, in between 6 and 8 o'clock of its Floor, is, probably (but we have no way to be sure about it), Basaltic Sand.|
Noachis Terra (litterally, in Latin Language, the "Land of Noah") is an extensive (---> large) Southern Landmass (---> Terra) of the Red Planet. It lies to the West of the giant Hellas Impact Basin, and it is centered at approx. 45° South Latitude and 350° East Longitude, in the Noachis Quadrangle of Mars.
Latitude (centered): 77,991900° South
Longitude (centered): 0,491793° East
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 20225) 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.