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CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater

CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater
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 - Mafic Minerals
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. NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/Bill Dunford
CRISM Reveals the Minerals of Lampland Crater - Visible Light
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. NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/Bill Dunford

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