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A Moment In Time

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2229 (May 2, 2010). A reminder of the "Two Worlds, One Sun" motto on the Pancam calibration target (seen at the bottom of this image), this mosaic was taken in coordination with the "A Moment in Time" event sponsored by the New York Time photography blog, Lens. Taken at 15:00 local true solar time on Mars, the dunes of Meridiani Planum can be seen stretching to the horizon as Opportunity makes her way south toward Endeavour Crater. Pancam's 601nm, 535nm, and 482nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
Aug 30, 2010

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 1405 x 3020
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Jim Bell, Jonathan Joseph
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 1405 x 3020
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