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Cobble Look

         The Opportunity rover acquired this false color mosaic of bedrock and blueberries on Sol 1931 (June 29, 2009).  Opportunity, at this point in the mission, was driving south to Endeavour Crater.  Due to intermittent high electrical currents in the right front wheel, Opportunity often stops along its trek south, as was the case when this mosaic was taken.  The rover paused long enough to do some work with its Instrument Deployment Device (IDD).  This set of images was designed to look for small rock cobbles amongst the bedrock; a few can be seen scattered throughout the mosaic.  The mosaic's field of view is roughly 35 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.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 5, 2010

Full Resolution Images
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  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2884 x 1539
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 2884 x 1539
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney,
   Jon Proton
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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