PIA24073: Angustus Labyrinthus - False Color
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  504 x 1411 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. Today's false color image shows part of Angustus Labyrinthus. The intersecting ridges were most likely formed due to tectonic activity. When this feature was first observed by the Mariner 9 orbiter, project scientists informally dubbed it "the Inca City." It is very common to 'see' familiar objects in unfamiliar images, akin to seeing a 'face' in a wall outlet. To the scientists the orthogonal shapes resembled buildings.

Orbit Number: 67658 Latitude: -81.392 Longitude: 296.2 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-03-15 21:34

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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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