Anaglyph image of the crater rim of Hellas

Anaglyph image of the crater rim of Hellas
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 Mars Express spacecraft 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.
The 3D view also clearly shows small altitude differences in the topography of the region, for example a linear fault zone in the top right half of the image, which runs through an old impact crater, whose rim is slightly displaced by a horizontal movement. To the left, above the centre of the image, there is a conspicuous valley with steep slopes on both sides. The structured surface of the valley floor indicates that a rock glacier moved slowly down the slope, carrying large quantities of debris and boulders, which were then deposited as a fan-shaped structure in the lowland plain.

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