Color coding in this image of Gale Crater on Mars represents differences in elevation. The vertical difference from a low point inside the landing ellipse for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (yellow dot) to a high point on the mountain inside the crater.
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Topography of Gale Crater

Color coding in this image of Gale Crater on Mars represents differences in elevation. The vertical difference from a low point inside the landing ellipse for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (yellow dot) to a high point on the mountain inside the crater (red dot) is about 3 miles (5 kilometers).

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ID#:
PIA15093

Date added:
2011-11-21

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

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PIA15093.tif (1.7 MB)

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PIA15093.jpg (0.09 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech