High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC)

Information to image origin and processing

The images were acquired by the HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera) on 12 October 2017 during Mars Express Orbit 17444. The ground resolution in the center of the image is approximately one kilometer per pixel and the images are centered at 245° East and 25° 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.

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HRSC color view of Mars: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

HRSC imaging principle: FU Berlin/ESA/NASA

Context map rainbow color: NASA/MGS/MOLA Science Team, FU Berlin

Context map Mars color: NASA/Viking, FU Berlin

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The High Resolution Stereo Camera was developed at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and built in collaboration with partners in industry (EADS Astrium, Lewicki Microelectronic GmbH and Jena-Optronik GmbH). The science team, which is headed by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Dr. Ralf Jaumann, consists of 52 co-investigators from 34 institutions and 11 countries. The camera is operated by the DLR Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin-Adlershof.