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21. Perspective View of Maat Mons
VOLCANOS
21.
Perspective View of Maat Mons

A simulated view of Maat Mons (1°N, 195°E) as would be observed by a person standing on the surface northwest of the volcano. The SAR imagery has been false-colored and overlaid on the topography rendered as a three-dimensional surface. The simulated clouds add to the perception of depth. The field of view is ~1000 kilometers across and much larger than a real observer would be able to see. This large field of view requires that a vertical exaggeration of 20× normal be applied to the surface features to make them appear significant in the image.

Courtesy of David P. Anderson (Southern Methodist University).

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