This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2291 (July 4, 2010). The image was taken after Opportunity completed a drive. The gravel bank itself, seen just to the upper-left of center in the mosaic, is a type of feature sometimes encountered by Opportunity while driving across dunes and ripples, providing insight into the rocks and weathering processes of the area.
Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used to make this mosaic. Two versions are provided at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene. The field of view is approximately 53° wide.
Pancam Instrument Lead
October 11, 2010