This page contains models of the Mars Pathfinder Landing site. The
topography of the site was automatically computed by the Stereo Pipeline from stereo images returned by
the Pathfinder Lander. The models come with four different textures:
B&W texture: This black & white texture was extracted from
the MonsterPan images, These images are the same as the ones used by
the Stereo Pipeline to compute the topography of the models.
This texture was extracted from the GaleryPan images. It matches the
real color of the martian surface and sky.
Enhanced color texture:
This texture, also extracted from GaleryPan images, has been corrected
to enhance the contrast between ground, sand and rocks.
Elevation coded texture This texture gives a feel for the
slopes, around the Lander. The elevation (altitude) of the ground is
coded in color. Blue regions are ~1 meter below the base of the Lander
and red ones are ~1 meter above it.
Despite the large number of different models, all the models show the
same scene. The differences betweens models are their number of
polygons, and their file format. Models and Textures can be downloaded at
The four different textures: 50,000 polygons, half-size texture (vrml2, jpeg)