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Color coding in this image of Gale Crater on Mars represents differences in elevation.
11.21.2011

Topography of Gale Crater

Color coding in this image of Gale Crater on Mars represents differences in elevation. The vertical difference from a low point inside the landing ellipse for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (yellow dot) to a high point on the mountain inside the crater (red dot) is about 3 miles (5 kilometers).

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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