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CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater

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CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater An animation showing several views of Lampland Crater on Mars. First, a wide context view, then a close-up on the north rim, both provided by the Mars Express orbiter. Next, two observations by the CRISM instrument on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: one in enhanced visible color and another showing wavelengths sensitive to mafic mineralogy. In that last view, red indicates the presence of olivine or iron phyllosilicates, green is low-calcium pyroxene, and blue is high-calcium pyroxene.

Base image: ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) | CRISM images: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL | Assembled by Bill Dunford

Here are some still images from the animation, free of the artifacts caused by the image compression process.

CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater - Visible Light

NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/Bill Dunford

CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater - Visible Light
The north rim of Lampland Crater on Mars as seen by the CRISM instrument on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in enhanced visible color.
CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater - Mafic Minerals

NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/Bill Dunford

CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater - Mafic Minerals
The north rim of Lampland Crater on Mars as seen by the CRISM instrument on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in infrared light that contains information related to the mineralogy of iron-containing minerals.

Copyright holder: Bill Dunford

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 16, 2007

 

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