Spirit Tracks and Rock   << back to mosaics

Spirit Tracks and Rock

         The Spirit rover acquired this mosaic of its tracks and a nearby rock called "Wishstone" on Sol 332 (Dec. 9, 2004). The rock is about 30 cm (about 1 ft) across. The rover's wheels stir up the topmost layers of martian soil, and imaging the tracks gives scientists a look into lower, less weathered soil. This mosaic spans approximately 40 degrees.
         This mosaic was acquired in Pancam's 753-nm, 535-nm, and 432-nm filters. Two versions are offered here at full resolution: an approximately true color rendering, and a false color stretch to bring out subtle color differences in the scene.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 15, 2008

Full Resolution Images
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  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2958 x 977
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 2958 x 977
   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney,
   Jon Proton
   Calibration and color rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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