Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Temperature gradient on Phobos

Temperature gradient on Phobos
Temperature gradient on Phobos This image combines two products from the first pointing at the Martian moon Phobos by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, on Sept. 29, 2017. Surface-temperature information from observation in thermal-infrared wavelengths is overlaid on a more detailed image from a visible-light observation. The left edge of the small moon was in darkness, and the right edge in morning sunlight. Phobos has an oblong shape with average diameter of about 22 kilometers. The distance to Phobos from Odyssey during the observation was about 5,511 kilometers. NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU
Phobos in thermal infrared
Phobos in thermal infrared Colors in this image of the Martian moon Phobos indicate a range of surface temperatures detected by observing the moon on Sept. 29, 2017, with the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. More information here.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU

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