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.
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 5, 2010