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Victoria Rim Sand Streaks

         The Opportunity rover acquired this mosaic of sand streaks just inside Victoria Crater's rim on Sol 1096 (Feb. 22, 2007).   The color differences of the streaks (darker sand near the base of the cliffs, lighter further down) could lend evidence to questions of composition, sand transport, and crater erosion.  The field of view is about 30 degrees across and 15 degrees high.
         This mosaic was acquired in Pancam's 753-nm, 535-nm, and 432-nm filters. Two versions are offered here at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to bring out subtle color differences in the scene.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 20, 2009

Full Resolution Images
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  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2316 x 1271
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 2316 x 1271

False Color Thumb
  Rover Location (red "x")   .jpg
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney,
   Jon Proton
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
   HiRISE Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of
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