Mars Odyssey: Mars' Northern Hemisphere
NASA's Mars Odyssey detected water ice in the northern hemisphere. During the winter months, the icy soil is covered by a thick layer of carbon dioxide ('dry ice') frost obscuring the water ice signature.
This animation is match-framed to animation 2779 and animation 2780. Its purpose is to establish a frame of reference using a true color data set. In this case, that data is from Viking.
Animation using Viking true color data. Tilts down to show the martian northern hemisphere.
This is a mosaic of the northern hemisphere of Mars as seen through Viking data.
Video slate image reads "Mars Odyssey: Mars' Northern Hemisphere
This is a mosaic of the northern hemisphere of Mars as seen through Viking data
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.) [Lead]
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Datasets used in this visualization
MGS TopographyID: 352Collected with MOLA 1997/09/15-2001/01/31
Viking True ColorID: 531Collected with Images 1976/06/19-1980/08/17
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