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At 00:08:39 UTC Mastcam Left captured this beautiful photo of the inner rim of Gale Crater.
From the blue sky to the greenish hills to the reddish ground in the foreground.
It is interesting to note the color changes that have occurred in the hills in the distance, which can be observed by comparing this photo with a similar one taken just over a month ago (see
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 noise reduction 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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