Astronomy Picture of the Day
December 26, 2014

Features of Calahorra Crater
Features of Calahorra 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 May, 31st, 2002, and during its 2.036th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a relatively small portion of the Floor of the Impact Crater named Calahorra Crater (after a Spanish town), located in the Martian Region of Chryse Planitia.

Latitude (centered): 26,2378° North
Longitude (centered): 321,4230° East
Instrument: VIS

This image (which is an Original Mars Odyssey Orbiter false colors and Map-Projected frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 18991) 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.

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