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Bright Tracks

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 174 (June 29, 2004). The image provides context for measurements taken by the Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) on disturbed soil in the rover's tracks. The large rock in the foreground is about 30 centimeters wide. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
March 18, 2008

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2323 x 2244
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney, Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 2323 x 2244
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