Blue Dunes on the Red Planet Makes For a Spectacular Image

Since Tuesday is so hot now, the two rovers are taking the best selfie (and, you know some groundbreaking science) and a helicopter to fly the first plane on Tuesday, NASA has released a wonderful new image of the sand dunes of the Red Planet which is blue. Of course, the sand on Mars is not actually blue. The false color image represents the surface temperature of Mars. Cooler regions recorded as blue and warmer features are yellow-orange.

The figure shows sand dunes around the North Pole Cap, which can reach -153 ° C (-243 ° F) when taken in winter. Dark, sun-kissed hills show their light warm temperatures golden yellow, of Mars Odyssey, the oldest spacecraft still working on Mars. 

The image was between December 2002 and November 2004 by a scattering photo by a thermal emission imaging system instrument on a Mars Odyssey orbiter. In fact, the image was as part of the 20th anniversary of the Mars Odyssey celebration, the oldest spacecraft still working on Mars.

Surrounding the northern pole cap of Mars, this air-sculpted sea of ​​hills covers a part of the size of Texas which. This figure covers an area of ​​30 kilometers (19 miles) wide. Launched in April 2001, Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 craft – a space odyssey – sent to create a composition on the surface of Mars. 

Over the years, we have had the most complete world maps of Mars created using data from the Mars Odyssey.

Of course, it has done much more than that, discovering the ice forces of the Red Planet’s waters, mapping surfaces for future safe landings, studying Mars’ moons, and acting as a “far-flung call center” for Mars, sending back their data. Home it is thanks to the Mars Odyssey that when Spirit and Opportunity Rovers arrived in 2004, Earth got an image of Mars so quickly. Perseverance and curiosity may reveal how far we have come in exploring the other world, but the 20-year-old mission can still force us to know that it has the power to astound us.