Astronomy Picture of the Day
June 22, 2015

Ancient Unnamed Impact Crater in Terra Cimmeria
Ancient Unnamed Impact Crater 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 nice VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on September, 22nd, 2003, and during its 7.861st orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a really small portion of the Inner Rim and Floor of an ancient Unnamed Impact Crater located in the Martian Region known as Terra Cimmeria.

Latitude (centered): 11,0605° South
Longitude (centered): 120,1490° 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 19490) 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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