Marking the twentieth anniversary of Odyssey, the longest-working Mars spacecraft in historical past, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shared a uncommon picture of the planet displaying that the floor of the Red Plant certainly appears to be like like electrical blue in color.
The picture, shared by the house company combines photographs taken through the interval from December 2002 to November 2004 by the Thermal Emission Imaging System instrument on the Mars Odyssey orbiter. It is a part of a particular set of photos marking the twentieth anniversary of Odyssey, the longest-working Mars spacecraft in historical past.
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As acknowledged by the NASA, the pictured location on Mars is 80.3 levels north latitude, 172.1 levels east longitude. The picture covers an space 19 miles (30 kilometers) huge.
In an official assertion, NASA whereas sharing the picture stated, “A sea of darkish dunes, sculpted by the wind into lengthy strains, surrounds Mars’ northern polar cap and covers an space as large as Texas. In this false-color picture, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer tints, whereas hotter options are depicted in yellows and oranges. Thus, the darkish, sun-warmed dunes glow with a golden colour.
The improvement has come days after the house company earlier this yr launched the primary audio-video unveiling “How to Land on Mars” presenting first-of-its-kind footage of the Perseverance rover touching down on the Red Planet on February 18. The video, together with different newly launched footage, offers a greater sense of the sights and sounds on the crimson planet.