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Plains Tracks

         The Opportunity rover acquired this mosaic of her old tracks on Sol 1636 (Aug. 30, 2008).  At this point in the mission, Opportunity had just exited Victoria Crater, and had come across some of her old tracks from previous drives near the crater rim.  None of the tracks in this image were "new" at the time of imaging (Opportunity's fresh tracks were behind her, ascending out of the crater). Though they aren't all shown in this mosaic, there are tracks here from three different passes by Opportunity.  The mosaic's field of view is about 45 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. Also provided is an overhead view showing the approximate location of the rover during the time this mosaic was taken.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
July 20, 2009

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3744 x 1195
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 3744 x 1195
Rover Location
  Rover Location (red "x")   .jpg   
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney,
   Jon Proton
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
   HiRISE Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of
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