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Pathfinder Mound

         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2671 (July 30, 2011).  A dark region spotted in HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiement) orbital images taken from MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter), was hypothesized to be a pile of gravel. An attempt was made to image this feature while driving by, but due to a change in elevation, the cameras were pointed too low to catch the upper part of the feature. The base of the purported gravel pile is visible at the top of the image. 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.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
October 11, 2011

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3704 x 1044
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 3704 x 1044

   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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