Astronomy Picture of the Day
October 29, 2015

Features of Capri Mensa
Features of Capri Mensa

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

In this fascinating VIS image, taken by the NASA - Mars Odyssey Orbiter on October, 29th, 2004, and during its 12.759th orbit around the Red Planet, we can see a portion of the Martian Region known as Capri Mensa. The diffrent elevations of the Ground (as to the Datum, or ZERO Altitude) drop from the bottom of the image to the top.

The Materials that appear of a light white/gray color in this Absolute Natural Colors image are therefore moving Downslope (due to the combined action of Gravity Wasting and Aeolian Activities maybe) and forming several series of Dunes.

Latitude (centered): 12,8508° South
Longitude (centered): 313,6170° 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 20079) has been additionally processed, magnified to aid the visibility of the details, extra-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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