Planets and Moons  ID: 2778

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.

For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2003/0626marswater.html


Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
David Smith (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Scientist
Gregory Neumann (Johns Hopkins University): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Missions:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Viking

Data Used:
Viking/Images/True Color 1976/06/19-1980/08/17
MGS/MOLA/Topography 1997/09/15-2001/01/31
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Mars Odyssey

Goddard TV Tape:
G2003-043

Keywords:
DLESE >> Space science
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons