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Tracks 2x1

         The Spirit rover acquired this mosaic of its tracks on Sol 1949 (June 27, 2009).  Spirit was, at this time, stuck at Troy, on the western side of Home Plate.  This mosaic was taken as a part of an extensive 13-filter imaging campaign of the region around Troy.  Using the full suite of filters available to Pancam gives scientists an in-depth view of an object or area, providing information on the target's composition.  Spirit's non-functioning right front wheel drags through the Martian soil, providing a glimpse just below the surface.  This mosaic is roughly 30 degrees wide by 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
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 1093 x 889
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 1093 x 889
   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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