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CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater

CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater

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

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.

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

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about June 16, 2007

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