Astronomy Picture of the Day
June 1, 2015

Unnamed Crater with Landslide in Terra Cimmeria
Unnamed Crater with Landslide 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 interesting VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on August, 11h, 2003, and during its 7.348th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see part of an Unnamed Impact Crater located in the Martian Region known as Terra Cimmeria. Please note the gray color (Volcanic Ashes maybe?) of the Floor and the relatively small (but clearly visible, here) Landslide Deposit - look at about 5 (five) o' clock of the picture - that lies on the Inner Rim and then down inside the Floor itself of the Crater.

Latitude (centered): 27,7193° South
Longitude (centered): 152,0330° 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 19470) 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 - meaning "in the average" - 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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