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        On Sols 1393, 1394, and 1395 (December 25-27, 2007) Opportunity Pancams acquired images of the work volume forward of the rover. These were combined into a vertically-projected mosaic. Visible in the lowest frame, closest to the rover, is a fresh 4.5 cm diameter hole made by the Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) as well as a small portion of the rover deck. The target of the RAT hole is named Lyell 1, one of several targets in the stratigraphic layer named for Scottish geologist Charles Lyell. Dust accumulation on the camera's sapphire window can be seen in the mosaic seams, where the less-dusty left side meets the more-dusty right side of each image. Much of this dust was deposited during a severe martian dust storm.

        Three versions are available at full resolution, an approximate true color generated using Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, 432 nm filters, a false color stretch, and an anaglyph to simulate the scene in 3D when viewed through red-blue glasses.

Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
July 15, 2008

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 3448 x 1992
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Cornell Pancam team (Jim Bell)
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 3448 x 1992
  Stereo Anaglyph
  Image size: 3448 x 1992
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