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At 02:11:09 UTC the Mastcam Left filmed the inner rim of the Gale crater with a clear blue sky.
It is early morning, it is 08:37:40 LTST (local time) and the Sun has already risen for a couple of hours, thus beginning to warm the environment…
Although the sky is clear, there is a slight haze that veils the green hills in the distance (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 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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