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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Example raw Mars Express VMC image

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Example raw Mars Express VMC image This is an example of a VMC image that has been processed through version 3 of Gordan Ugarkovic's vmc2rgb software to produce an RGB color image by demosaicking and flatfielding the original raw data from the VMC instrument.


It was taken by Mars Express on October 9, 2008 and includes the Tharsis montes as well as Olympus mons (barely visible on the terminator near the top). At the bottom of the disk, Valles Marineris appears unusually bright -- perhaps there is a fog or dust event going on inside it?

Original image data dated on or about October 9, 2008.

Most ESA images can be reused for noncommercial purposes as long as they are properly credited. For more information and other uses, read ESA's copyright notice.


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