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Rear Tracks

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2789 (November 28, 2011). While investigation of the target Transvaal was being carried out by the IDD (Instrument Deployment Device) instruments, this mosaic of the rover tracks was acquired. The rover tracks can reveal attributes of the soil beneath the surface dust. 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.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
December 15, 2011

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2710 x 2137
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: 2710 x 2137
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