So-called anaglyph images can be created from the nadir channel directed vertically onto the surface of Mars of the HRSC camera system operated by DLR on board the ESA space probe Mars Express and from one of the four stereo channels. By using red-blue/cyan or red-green glasses, they allow realistic, three-dimensional views of the landscape.
On the left, in the south of the scene, the profiles of the branched valleys, just a few hundred metres deep, of the Arda Valles drainage system can be seen. A mountain range with an elevation of approximately 2000 metres can be observed at the top centre of the image. Sediments were transported from the range to the surroundings and were partially deposited in fan shapes. It is also interesting to study the prominent, 25-kilometre crater to the right of the centre of the image, which was also filled with sediments and is criss-crossed by a network of fissures that probably can be traced back to settlement movements.