Opportunity rover acquired this mosaic of the sandy area below Gilbert
on Sol 1455
26, 2008). Because Opportunity could only travel so far into
Victoria Crater, since it could become stuck in the very sand this
mosaic shows, the Gilbert area was as far down as the rover traveled in
its investigation of the crater's stratigraphy. The mosaic's
field of view is roughly 55 degrees across and 15 degrees high.
This mosaic was created using
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.
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 20, 2009