rover acquired this mosaic of the area named Alcatraz on Sol 1618 (Aug. 11, 2008),
so named because of the hardship the rover had in driving clear of the area.
The soil which the rover's wheels turned up can be seen (at the top right of the
image), as well as the solid bedrock Opportunity finally drove onto (at the
bottom). The field of
view is roughly 45 degrees across and 30 degrees at its highest.
This mosaic was
made 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 8, 2011