Nowitna   << back to mosaics


        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2330 (August 13, 2010). Nowitna is a gravel pile, the dark area in the center of the mosaic. Such areas of gravel are sometimes visible as dark spots in orbital images taken by HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) aboard MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). This mosaic was acquired at a mid-drive stop. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm 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. The field of view is about 30° wide.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
October 11, 2010

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2030 x 1162
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: 2030 x 1162
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