Astronomy Picture of the Day
August 3, 2015

Oenotria Scopuli
Oenotria Scopuli

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

In this suggestive VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on December, 11th, 2003, and during its 8.836th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see part of Oenotria Scopuli, which is the Cliff Boundary located in the lower half of the frame.

Latitude (centered): 8,2190° South
Longitude (centered): 81,3404° 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 19739) 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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