Astronomy Picture of the Day
March 17, 2013

Features of Terra Cimmeria
Features of Terra Cimmeria

Credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Credits for the additional process. and color.: Dr Paolo C. Fienga/Lunar Explorer Italia/IPF

Today's APOD shows us a network of large and small Channels dissecting the Surface of an Highland Region located in Terra Cimmeria. The frame was acquired by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter during its 49.492nd orbit around the Red Planet.

Latitude (centered): 34,904° South
Longitude (centered): 157,710° East
Instrument: VIS
Captured: February, 9th, 2013

This frame (which is an Original Mars Odyssey Orbiter b/w frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 16274) has been additionally processed and then colorized in Absolute Natural Colors (such as the colors that a 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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