Astronomy Picture of the Day
May 28, 2015

Unnamed Channel in Terra Cimmeria
Unnamed Channel in Terra Cimmeria

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 August, 8th, 2003, and during its 7.311th orbit around the Red Planet, we can clearly see, among other things (including a number of medium-sized Unnamed Impact Craters), a really small portion of a sinuous Unnamed Outflow Channel located in the Martian Region known as Terra Cimmeria.

Latitude (centered): 9,68722° South
Longitude (centered): 141,61900° East
Instrument: VIS

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 19469) has been additionally processed, magnified to aid the visibility of the details, contrast enhanced and sharpened, Gamma corrected and then 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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