The Moons of Barsoom

The Planetary Society has pictures of Phobos and Deimos, the moons of Mars, taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its CRISM camara.

Be amazed. Be very amazed.

And I’m amazed at the spectral resolution of CRISM also. Since it has 544 data points for each pixel, each in separate wavelengths, the spacial resolution is only a bonus. The real science is in the ability to understand the surface composition of an object. The “geology” (we need a better word!) of a Martian moon is about to be deciphered.

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