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        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 3000 (July 2, 2012). Celebrating its 3000th Sol on Mars, Opportunity took this image of her front deck, showing the JPL and NASA logos as well as the Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT). The view of the RAT helped to assess the amount of wear on the drill bit. The image is a vertical projection. Pancam's 601nm, 535nm, and 482nm 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
June 13, 2013

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 3111 x 2442
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/ASU
Image mosaicking: Jon Beans Proton, Jonathan Joseph, Emily Dean
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 3111 x 2442
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