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Dark pit

         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 1818 (March 5, 2009).  A dark patch in the terrain was spotted in the Navcam (navigation camera) images on the way to Resolution crater. Pancam images were aquired to determine the nature of the "dark pit". Dust on the Pancam optics deposited during a martian dust storm can be seen at the mosaic seams. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in making this mosaic.  Two versions are provided at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
April 2, 2011

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2557 x 1031
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2557 x 1031

   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)
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