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
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.
Pancam Instrument Lead
July 20, 2009