Astronomy Picture of the Day
September 22, 2013

Features of Bogia Crater
Features of Bogia Crater

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

In this VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on July 22nd, 2013, and during its 51.480th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see the large and very dark Dunefield that is found on the Floor of Bogia Crater: an old Impact Crater whose name comes from the Bogia District: an Administrative District (one out of a total of six Administrative Districts) located in the North-West of the Madang Province in Papua New Guinea. Bogia Crater has a diameter of approx. 38 Km (such as about 23,59 miles) across, and is located in the Martian Region known as Hellas Planitia.


Latitude (centered): 44,3424° South
Longitude (centered): 83,1185° East
Instrument: VIS


This frame (which is an Original Mars Odyssey Orbiter b/w frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 17492) has been additionally processed, magnified, contrast enhanced, Gamma corrected 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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