Opportunity rover acquired this small mosaic of a flat, tabular piece of outcrop called Nevada, named because
it's shape roughly resembles the state, on Sol 1591 (July 14, 2008).
Nevada, seen here as the "rippled" rock just at the surface (not the
foreground rock), was a section of deep bedrock that had been exposed
near the base of Cape Verde. Opportunity had gotten about as close
to the face of Cape Verde as it could, and began an imaging campaign to
learn about the exposed bedrock and layering. The mosaic covers a field of view
smaller than most; roughly 20 degrees across by 8
This mosaic was acquired in
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
December 20, 2008