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Gravel bank

         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.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
October 11, 2010

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3691 x 1191
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3691 x 1191

   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)
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