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West Along Valles Marineris

West Along Valles Marineris

Image Title: West Along Valles Marineris
Source: Mars Global Surveyor


A slightly hazy view looking west from Martian orbit along the central region of Valles Marineris. Seen in the image shown above are Ius Chasma, Tithonium Chasma, and Echus Chasma.

Source Image Background

Echus, Tithonium, Ius Chasma

Figure 1. Image Map

The source data for West Along Valles Marineris was two Mars Global Surveyor Wide Angle Camera frames: one taken with the blue filter and one with the red filter. The view is towards the west. The actual full frame view of the print version of the image is shown in Figure 1.

Image Processing

This image was created using Adobe Photoshop. The raw Mars Global Surveyor Wide Angle Camera blue and red filter images were composited together, along with a synthesized green channel version, to create the final color picture.

Wallpaper Download

I have created a low resolution, cropped version of West Along Valles Marineris for use as a desktop wallpaper. Cropped out of the wallpaper version, but included in the print version, is Echus Chasma. I am making this wallpaper available for your personal use only. It is not to be modified or redistributed in any form by any means. All rights are retained by the artist.

West Along Valles Marineris, 1024 x 768 Wallpaper Image by Jim Plaxco

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