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Mars Image

Mars Global Surveyor Altitude Data, Projected on a Sphere

We work with a medium-resolution data set from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) to create a continuous image of the planet’s surface. MOLA, an instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor, collected 27 million elevation measurements in 1998 and 1999.

Author: Matthew J. Simoneau, The MathWorks
* Code available in MATLAB Central

Gene Image

Quantitative High-Throughput Gene Expression Imaging

We use automated image processing algorithms to replace the time-consuming visual inspection of fruit fly embryos stained with fluorescently tagged antibodies, and to quantify spatial patterns of the expression of developmental genes.

The image, used by permission, is courtesy of the FlyEx Database at Stony Brook and St. Petersburg Polytechnical universities.
Author: Sam Roberts, The MathWorks
* Code available in MATLAB Central

Electron Image

Modeling Electric Potential in Quantum Dot

This 3-D plot shows the electrical potential around six quantum dots biased with 2 to 3 V. We use MATLAB to solve the Laplace equation for these quantum dots and visualize the results.

Author: Young-Sang Kim at HYU
* Code available in MATLAB Central

Solar Image

Studying the Sun's Atmosphere

Solar image taken by the X-Ray Telescope. XRT was launched on the Hinode spacecraft, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency mission. The team used MATLAB for data-reduction algorithms that remove artifacts during vibration tests.

Read more in The MathWorks News & Notes magazine.

Image courtesy of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Image credit: SAO, NASA, JAXA/ISS, NAOJ

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