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At 23:00:57 UTC Mastcam Left captured beautiful photos of the inner rim of Gale Crater.
From the blue sky to the greenish hills to the reddish ground in the foreground. Mars has recently passed the aphelion, which is the coldest period of the Martian year and probably also the period when the air is more transparent.
We will see in a few months, when the ground temperature exceeds 0 ° C, how it will decrease the visibility of the hills in the distance due to increased haze; in the meantime let’s enjoy this beautiful landscape.
The original image is a black and white encoding of the Bayer mask that has been converted to color through a process called “debayering” or “demosaicing”. In addition, the photo has undergone a reduction of noise due to Jpeg compression, white balance and a slight increase in microcontrast and color saturation in order to make the colors more similar to what the human eye would see.

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