An anaglyph im­age of the west­ern part of Au­ro­rae Chaos

An anaglyph im­age of the west­ern part of Au­ro­rae Chaos
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

An anaglyph image of the western part of Aurorae Chaos

Anaglyph im­ages can be cre­at­ed us­ing the four stereo chan­nels and nadir chan­nel of the HRSC cam­era sys­tem. Us­ing red-blue/cyan or red-green glass­es, they al­low re­al­is­tic, three-di­men­sion­al views of the land­scape. The dif­fer­ences in el­e­va­tions in this re­gion are im­mense. The sur­round­ing high­lands break up abrupt­ly above 3000 me­tres in­to the basin of Au­ro­rae Chaos. These iso­lat­ed moun­tain peaks and buttes of the 'chaot­ic re­gion' al­so dis­tinct­ly emerge in the south (left). But even sub­tle to­po­graph­ic dif­fer­ences can be iden­ti­fied when viewed with anaglyph glass­es; for ex­am­ple the ris­ing al­lu­vial fan de­posits on the slopes in the right half of the im­age, tec­ton­ic fault struc­tures in a large block above the cen­tre of the im­age and an un­usu­al de­pres­sion on the bot­tom right of the im­age edge, whose ori­gin is un­known.

Anaglyph images can be created using the four stereo channels and nadir channel of the HRSC camera system. Using red-blue/cyan or red-green glasses, they allow realistic, three-dimensional views of the landscape. The differences in elevations in this region are immense. The surrounding highlands break up abruptly above 3000 metres into the basin of Aurorae Chaos. These isolated mountain peaks and buttes of the 'chaotic region' also distinctly emerge in the south (left). But even subtle topographic differences can be identified when viewed with anaglyph glasses; for example the rising alluvial fan deposits on the slopes in the right half of the image, tectonic fault structures in a large block above the centre of the image and an unusual depression on the bottom right of the image edge, whose origin is unknown.

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