Anaglyph im­age of a part of the Utopia Plani­tia re­gion

Anaglyph im­age of a part of the Utopia Plani­tia re­gion
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin - CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

Anaglyph image of a part of the Utopia Planitia region

Anaglyph im­ages can be cre­at­ed from the nadir chan­nel of the HRSC cam­era sys­tem op­er­at­ed by DLR on board the ESA Mars Ex­press space­craft, which is di­rect­ed ver­ti­cal­ly on­to the sur­face of Mars, and the oblique view from one of the four stereo chan­nels. When us­ing red-blue or red-green glass­es, they pro­vide a re­al­is­tic, three-di­men­sion­al view of the land­scape. The labyrinth-like sys­tem of frac­tures that can be seen on the im­ages con­sists of graben up to two kilo­me­tres wide that run back and forth and form poly­gon-shaped struc­tures be­tween five and 20 kilo­me­tres in di­am­e­ter.

Anaglyph images can be created from the nadir channel of the HRSC camera system operated by DLR on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft, which is directed vertically onto the surface of Mars, and the oblique view from one of the four stereo channels. When using red-blue or red-green glasses, they provide a realistic, three-dimensional view of the landscape. The labyrinth-like system of fractures that can be seen on the images consists of graben up to two kilometres wide that run back and forth and form polygon-shaped structures between five and 20 kilometres in diameter.

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