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Right Track

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Sol 1987 (August 5, 2009). The image shows an area of disturbed soil in front of the rover. A circular depression near the bottom of the mosaic shows where the Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) was used to bore into the soil. The rover's right wheels created the long strip of disturbed soil that extends the length of the mosaic. Ultimately Spirit would never leave this site, and remains embedded there to this day. Pancam's 601nm, 535nm, and 482nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Three versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene, and a stereo anaglyph for 3D viewing with red blue glasses.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
December 31, 2012

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2562 x 3026
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Arizona State University
Image mosaicking: Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 2562 x 3026
  Stereo Anaglyph
  Image size: 2562 x 3026
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