In this great VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on April, 23rd, 2006, and during its 19.321st orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a medium-sized Unnamed - partially Terraced and with a relatively large and uneven in shape, Pedestal - Impact Crater that is located in the Martian Region known as Acidalia Planitia. The "dark gray" Material visible in the centre of the Crater is, most likely, Basaltic Sand. |
Latitude (centered): 42,1856° North
Longitude (centered): 359,7050° 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 20231) has been additionally processed, magnified to aid the visibility of the details, contrast enhanced an 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.