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Anatolia Trench

        This approximate true-color image mosaic from the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a trench dug by the rover in the vicinity of the "Anatolia" region. Two imprints from the rover's Mossbauer spectrometer instrument were left in the exposed soils. Detailed comparisons between soils exposed at the surface and those found at depth reveal that surface soils have higher levels of hematite while subsurface soils show fine particles derived from basalt. The trench is approximately 11 centimeters deep. This image was taken on sol 81 with the panoramic camera's 432, 535 and 753 nanometer filters.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
November 13, 2006

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  Image size: 2687 x 1077
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney
   J.R. Skok, Jonathan Joseph
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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