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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Martian Mountainside

Filed under Mars Global Surveyor, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars

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Martian Mountainside The Mars Global Surveyor captured this striking oblique view of the Solar System's greatest mountain, Olympus Mons. The extinct volcano towers 27 kilometers (17 miles) high. I've smoothed some of horizontal streaks that appeared in the original image. Click to enlarge.

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems/Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about August 21, 2003.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford


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Bob Ware: 03/25/2013 04:26 CDT

This is a nice image. Thanks. Do you know of any spectral returns on the plug,the fan and the rocks to the fans left?

Bill Dunford: 03/25/2013 08:10 CDT

Thanks, Bob. I'm not aware of any such data from this observation, but I'll see if I can find anything.

Bob Ware: 03/27/2013 10:49 CDT

Thanks Bill. If not that's okay. I am just curious. Also your other pix are really nice. I love the cloud string shadow across the Arsia Mons crater. That's some imaging from orbit! Have you participated in The MRO meteorologists need help. The site tells you how to assist. You are using Southern Pole image data at this time.

Rob: 04/16/2015 12:37 CDT

These are some of the best images I've ever seen. Thank you so much for them. Will look forward to seeing others. Your editing of imperfections adds considerably to an appreciation of the image.

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