Science and Exploration

Gullies with Dramatic Lighting On Mars

By Keith Cowing
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April 2, 2023
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Gullies with Dramatic Lighting On Mars
Dramatic Lighting On Mars

This image was acquired to look for frost on these generally equator-facing slopes, which are visible in the shadows after enhancing the brightness levels.

It is also a dramatic image given the low-sun illumination.

The color cutout has north down (illumination from the right side) so that downhill is down.

ID: ESP_044514_1315
date: 25 January 2016
altitude: 248 km

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