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Dark Sands

         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 077 (March 21, 2004). The heatshield can be seen here as a shiny area on the far rim of Bonneville Crater.   Two other mosaics of this heatshield were taken on sols 75 and 79.  This view is approximately 30 degrees across.  Pancam's 601nm, 535nm, and 482nm 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: 1964 x 690
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 1964 x 690

   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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