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Dark Rock Hills

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 024 (February 17, 2004). The rover peered beyond the walls of Eagle Crater into the expansive plains of Meridiani Planum and captured this image. This view shows an area of the crater wall about 4 meters wide. The soil takes on a blueish tint in the False color image as a result of the tiny spherules of Hematite that blanket the ground at this landing site.
         Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.

Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
March 18, 2008

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2084 x 1338
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney, Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 2084 x 1338
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