Ellesmere   << back to mosaics


        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 206 (August 22, 2004). Ellesmere was named for an island in the Canadian Artic Archipelago. Deep in Endurance Crater, the team had just decided that approaching a tendril (a sand ripple at the bottom of the crater) was too risky, and opted instead to approach the outcrop Ellesmere. Coverage of the target is roughly 30 degrees across.  Two versions are provided at full resolution, an approximate true color generated using Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, 432 nm filters, and a false color stretch. 


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
September 9, 2008

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 1916 x 1488
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney, Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 1916 x 1488
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