PIA20075: Cloudy Day - False Color
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  606 x 2724 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily identified in a single band image. The faint bluish white tone in this image is actually clouds. Images like this help in understanding ongoing atmospheric changes on Mars. Clouds on Mars are created by dust lifted from the surface or ice haze at altitude. This image is located in Noachis Terra.

Orbit Number: 58705 Latitude: -28.157 Longitude: 7.04417 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2015-03-09 12:08

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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