Image Processing

The images were acquired by the HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera) on 17 June 2019 during Mars Express Orbit 19550. The ground resolution in the center of the image is approximately one kilometer per pixel and the image is centered at 44° East and 26° North. The color image was created using data from the nadir channel, the field of view which is aligned perpendicular to the surface of Mars, and the color channels of the HRSC. The context maps are based on data of the Viking mission and of the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) experiment onboard the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) mission of NASA.

The systematic processing of the camera data took place at the DLR Institute for Planetary Research in Berlin-Adlershof. The working group of Planetary Science and Remote Sensing at Freie Universität Berlin used the data to create the image products shown here.