PIA23611: Harris Crater - False Color
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  602 x 2721 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This false color image shows part of Harris crater (center of image) and an unnamed crater (top of image). These craters are located north of Hellas Planitia. At the upper right part of the Harris Crater rim, there is a fan shaped form. Fans can be created by different processes. Delta deposit fans are created under water, when a river flow slows down and drops sediments from the water column. These sediments are typically fine grained silts. Deltas form over time and can take many shapes as the river changes channels. The Mississippi River delta is formed this way. Alluvial fans are created in dry climates with short fluid seasons. In this case a single stream hits a topographic opening (think ravine) and sheds the rocks and sand down hill. The alluvial fan shape is created from the single opening. Either way, fans form by the action of a fluid.

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.

Orbit Number: 64642 Latitude: -21.9957 Longitude: 67.2664 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2016-07-10 10:43

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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