This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2595 (May 13, 2011). Skylab is a small crater about 5 meters in diameter encountered about 4 kilometers from Endeavour Crater. Rover resources were limited, so not all the frames were acquired in color, which takes more time. Skylab crater was named for the NASA space station Skylab, which orbited Earth from 1973 to 1979.
Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in making 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.
Pancam Instrument Lead
October 27, 2011