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Atmospheric Dust

         On Sol 1224 (July 4, 2007), Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took this postcard from Cape Verde. The mosaic was an attempt to view the dusty atmosphere over Victoria during a dust storm. In the foreground, Opportunity's old (Sol 959) tracks appear faded and dark under her new tracks from Sol 1214. The view covers roughly 53° to the Southeast. Victoria Crater is about 800 meters (one-half mile) wide, and lies over 5 kilometers (almost 4 miles) away from Opportunity's Eagle Crater landing site.

        Two versions are available at full resolution, an approximate true color generated using Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, 432 nm filters, and a false color stretch. Also provided is an annotated HiRISE image showing the rover's approximate location at the time of imaging.

Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
November 28, 2007

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 3637 x 994
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Cornell Pancam team (Jim Bell)
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
HiRISE image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
  False color
  Image size: 3637 x 994

  Rover location (red "x")
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