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Drive Direction

         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 063 (March 7, 2004). The view shows a densely populated rock and boulder field stretching to the horizon. Spanning a view of almost 60 degrees across, drive direction mosaics such as these allow Rover Planners to make decisions regarding how and where a rover will travel. Compare this view with the drive direction mosaic taken on sol 61.   Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in making this mosaic.  Two versions are provided at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
March 20, 2008

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2520 x 1033
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2520 x 1033

   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)
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