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Cape Verde

         On Sol 1487 (March 30, 2008), Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took this image of Cape Verde. This area was also imaged on sol 1329 and on sol 951, as part of the larger Duck Bay mosaic. Now that Opportunity is inside Victoria Crater, it is able to get a better look at promontories like this one, which provide tantalizing views under the surface into older materials excavated by the impact. The team is currently in the process of driving to the base of Cape Verde to study the area with the instruments on its robotic arm. The overall soft quality of the image, and the "haze" seen in the lower right portion, are the result of scattered light in the camera optics from the dust on the front sapphire window.

        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
April 17, 2008

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 5209 x 3215
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: 5209 x 3215

  Rover location (red "x")
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