PIA15101: Oblique View of Gale Crater, Mars, with Vertical Exaggeration
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Instrument:  CTX
High Resolution Stereo Camera 
 Product Size:  2560 x 1440 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NASA/ESA 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA15101.tif (11.07 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA15101.jpg (338 kB)

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Gale Crater, where the rover Curiosity of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will land in August 2012, contains a mountain rising from the crater floor. This oblique view of Gale Crater, looking toward the southeast, is an artist's impression using two-fold vertical exaggeration to emphasize the area's topography. Curiosity's landing site is on the crater floor northeast of the mountain. The crater's diameter is 96 miles (154 kilometers).

The image combines elevation data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter, image data from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and color information from Viking Orbiter imagery.

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