This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows the cloud tops of a large storm over Utopia Planitia. The clouds are composed mainly of dust and completely hide the surface.

September 17, 2018

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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false-color image. These false-color images may reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily identified in a single-band image. This VIS image shows the cloud tops of a large storm over Utopia Planitia. The clouds are composed mainly of dust and completely hide the surface.

Orbit Number: 60143 Latitude: 56.7602 Longitude: 95.2069 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2015-07-05 22:51

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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