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         The Spirit rover acquired this mosaic of an area near the front of the rover on Sol 1933 (June 10, 2009).  Spirit was, at this time, stuck at Troy, on the western side of Home Plate.  This mosaic shows the light toned soil turned up by the rover's wheels; such soil is thought to be indicative of past water on Mars.  The small round impression near the center of the image is the spot where the Mössbauer spectrometer had pressed into the soil to take measurements.  Part of the rover's deck is seen at the bottom of the mosaic.  This mosaic is roughly 30 degrees high by 30 degrees wide.
         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
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3738 x 2261
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 3738 x 2261
   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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