This anaglyph view of 'Stimpy', in the 'Rock Garden,' was produced by NASA's Mars Pathfinder's Imager camera. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
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Stimpy in Super Resolution from Super Panorama

This view of Stimpy, in the Rock Garden, was produced by combining the "Super Panorama" frames from the IMP camera. Super resolution was applied to help to address questions about the texture of this rock and what it might tell us about its mode of origin.

The composite color frames that make up this anaglyph were produced for both the right and left eye of the IMP. These composites consist of 7 frames in the right eye and 8 frames in the left eye, taken with different color filters that were enlarged by 500% and then co-added using Adobe Photoshop to produce, in effect, a super-resolution panchromatic frame that is sharper than an individual frame would be. These panchromatic frames were then colorized with the red, green, and blue filtered images from the same sequence. The color balance was adjusted to approximate the true color of Mars.

The anaglyph view was produced by combining the left with the right eye color composite frames by assigning the left eye composite view to the red color plane and the right eye composite view to the green and blue color planes (cyan), to produce a stereo anaglyph mosaic. This mosaic can be viewed in 3-D on your computer monitor or in color print form by wearing red-blue 3-D glasses.

Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

The left eye and right eye panoramas from which this anaglyph was created is available at
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Image details

ID#:
PIA01428

Date added:
1998-07-03

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)

Spacecraft:
Mars Pathfinder Lander

Instruments:
Imager for Mars Pathfinder

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA01428.tif (1.39 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA01428.jpg (0.05 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL