NASA Releases Images of Mar’s Blue Dunes for the Public

NASA Releases Images of Mar’s Blue Dunes for the Public

NASA Releases Images of Mar’s Blue Dunes for the Public

NASA has sent numerous satellites into the Solar System which have captured some of the best images from our solar system. Not all of the images captured by NASA cameras are officially released to the public.

One such mission was NASA’s Mars Odyssey which was launched back on 7th April 2001. The Odyssey was sent to map the red planet’s composition. Since then it has taken millions of images and sent them back to earth.

It was only recently, that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released a rare image of the red planet. In the image the surface of Mars is visible. However, the notable thing in the image is the dunes of the planet.

What is more interesting is the color of the dunes. The image is titled “Blue Dunes of Red Planet.” The picture was taken by “Thermal Emission Imaging System” of the Odyssey orbiter between December of 2002 and November of 2004.

The image shows dark dunes on Mars’ northern polar. The area that the dunes cover is said to be as large as Texas.

NASA Releases Images of Mar’s Blue Dunes for the Public
NASA Releases Images of Mar’s Blue Dunes for the Public

According to NASA, “In this false-color image, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer tints, while warmer features are depicted in yellows and oranges. Thus, the dark, sun-warmed dunes glow with a golden color. This image covers an area 19 miles (30 kilometers) wide”

NASA released the image to mark the 20th anniversary of Odyssey. The Odyssey spacecraft is also NASA’s longest-working spacecraft for Mars in history. I hope this will give you some Information.

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