HiRISE has produced 3D stereo anaglyphs from several acquired after the landing of MSL. Some of these image pairs have large stereo
convergence angles, which exaggerates the relief.
This exaggeration is useful over very flat terrain like landing sites, but very difficult to view over steep terrains such as Aeolis
Mons (Mount Sharp). Warning: the slopes looks about ten times steeper than is really this case.
The first image shows the Curiosity rover
before it moved from its initial landing site. Other cutouts show the impact sites for the
the backshell and parachute
and the heat shield
Also shown is a view of Glenelg
the first science target of the mission, where three different geologic or surface units meet. Each of these surface units has a distinct
appearance in the stereo anaglyph. Note: Curiosity and its tracks on the left-hand side of the image.
Written by: Alfred McEwen (10 October 2012)