In this really beautiful VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on November, 5th, 2009, and during its 35.021st orbit around the Red Planet, we can see, once again, a small portion of the Martian Region known as Coprates Chasma (---> the "Coprates' Abyss"): a huge and (relatively) flat-floored Canyon, located in in the Coprates Quadrangle of Mars, and centered at 13,4° South Latitude and 61,4° West Longitude. Here, in particular, we can take a look at part of the Floor of Coprates Chasma; if you pay attention, you will be able to see small and dark Sand Dunes which are located (roughly) near the center of this frame. A relatively big, old and still Unnamed Impact Crater is also visible at the bottom left (Sx) of the picture.|
Coprates Chasma is part, as you should already know, of the Great Valles Marineris Canyon System; it is approx. 966 Km (such as about 599,886 miles) long and it was so named after a so-called "Classical Albedo Feature".
Latitude (centered): 14,0463° South
Longitude (centered): 302,3350° 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 20425) 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.