Endurance Crater Toe-Dip   << back to mosaics

Endurance Crater Toe-Dip

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 133 (June 8, 2004). This was taken when Opportunity did its first toe-dip into Endurance crater. It drove down into the crater, took this mosaic of the terrain on the slope of the crater, and then backed up to the rim again. This image helped scientists to identify science targets of interest, and helped the rover planners to assess the best drive path for the ingress into the crater. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
September 4, 2009

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 3582 x 1837
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney, Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 3582 x 1837
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