At 15:18:31 UTC Mastcam Right captured this double ridge of layered rocks and two knolls in the distance, against the backdrop of a visibly hazy sky.
Note the difference between the two ridges; in particular, the terrain immediately below the ridge in the background appears to be furrowed with bluish tints in the first section and is much smoother than the rest of the terrain.
During the previous Sol the soil temperature reached +10°C and although data for this Sol are not yet available, this is more or less the maximum temperature that the soil reaches near the rover during this period (source REMS: https://cab.inta-csic.es/rems/marsweather.html).
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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