This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 087 (April 1, 2004). Drive direction images like this help rover drivers to plot the safest course through a scene. For a sense of scale, the large rocks to the right are about 70 cm high.
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 stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.
Pancam Instrument Lead
March 20, 2008