OMEGA: IR Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer

OMEGA: IR Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer

Detailed Description

OMEGA: IR Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer:"Using the fact that different materials absorb and radiate light at different wavelengths, OMEGA will build up a map of surface composition by analysing sunlight that has been absorbed and re-emitted by the surface. The instrument will also glean information on the composition from the wavelengths of infrared radiation given off as the surface cools. As radiation travelling from the surface to the instrument must pass through the atmosphere, OMEGA will also detect wavelengths absorbed by some atmospheric constituents, in particular dust and aerosols." Read more at the Mars Express Instrumentation website. 


Image Dimensions: 188 x 125

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Location Taken: US