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At 02:37:48 UTC Mastcam Left captured further obvious color and albedo changes on the ground of Mars, in the space of only seven days!
Two other previous images showed just as many changes but over three weeks (see
The comparison between the three images is really incredible; the green areas are almost totally disappeared and with them some dark stripes, all within a single week!
Such dynamism is certainly a solid clue that Mars is far from dead!!!
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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