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Heat Shield

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 317 (December 14, 2004) and covers about 30 degrees of the horizon. As Opportunity got closer to its discarded heat shield, Pancam continued to acquire images of interest especially to the engineering team. Other mosaics of the heat shield were taken on sols 315, 319, and 326.  Two versions are provided at full resolution, an approximate true color generated using Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, 432 nm filters, and a false color stretch. 


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
September 9, 2008

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2267 x 1247
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: 2267 x 1247
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