This is a simulated airplane view of Maxwell Montes (65°N, 5°E). With topography, radar imagery, and a lot of imagination, it is possible to create the view an airplane pilot might see approaching Maxwell Montes from the northwest at an altitude of 7 kilometers. The SAR imagery has been false-colored and overlaid on the topography rendered as a three-dimensional surface (no vertical exaggeration). The simulated clouds and haze add to the perception of depth and distance in the image.
From David P. Anderson (Southern Methodist University).