Planets and Moons  ID: 2510

Mars Odyssey Science Cover Image

This still was created to for the cover of the journal Science (5 July 2002 issue). It shows epithermal neutron data represented by the colors overlayed on Mars topography. The blue colors represent high concentrations of hydrogen, indicating the strong possibility that water ice exists in those regions.
The vertical exaggeration is 5x normal and the shading exaggeration is 50x normal.

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
William Boynton (The University of Arizona): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Mars Odyssey

Data Used:
1997/09/15 - 2001/06/30
Mars Odyssey/Gamma-ray spectrometer (GRS)/Epithermal Neutron Data
02/2002 - 04/2002
Mars Odyssey/GRS
02/2002 - 04/2002
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SVS >> Hydrogen
SVS >> Mars
DLESE >> Physical geography
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Water
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons

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Science cover (5 July 2002 issue)