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         The Opportunity rover acquired this mosaic of the sandy area below Gilbert on Sol 1455 (Feb. 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.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 20, 2009

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3889 x 1159
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 3889 x 1159
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney,
   Jon Proton
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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