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Drive Direction

         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 108 (April 22, 2004).  The approximately 40 degree wide image shows the Columbia Hills, originally assumed unreachable by a rover with a three month mission lifetime. As you browse through the mosaics on this website, you will see that Spirit not only reached these hills, but she climbed to the summit and spent years exploring their different geology, and ultimately came to rest near a spectacular feature called Home Plate. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in making this mosaic.  Three versions are provided at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene, and a stereo anaglyph for 3D viewing with red blue glasses.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
December 31, 2012

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3184 x 1040
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3184 x 1040

False Color Thumb
  Stereo Anaglyph    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3184 x 1040

   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Arizona State University
   Image mosaicking:
     Jon Beans Proton,
     Jonathan Joseph
   Calibration and color
   rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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