Santa Maria Palos Position One (left)
This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sols 2453-2454 (Dec. 18-19, 2010). Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, and 432 nm filters were used. The scene is viewed from a position on the rim of Santa Maria Crater named Palos, looking eastward across the football-field sized crater, and is the left vantage point of two long-baseline stereo views. This panorama spans 225 compass degrees, from north-northwest on the left to south-southwest on the right. Santa Maria, named for Columbus's ship, was a stop on the long trek to Endeavour Crater. Three versions of this mosaic 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, and a short-baseline stereo anaglyph. As Opportunity continued a partial circumnavigation of Santa Maria, a short baseline stereo mosaic was acquired at the south rim as well as left and right views from Position Two.
Pancam Instrument Lead
February 8, 2011