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Heat Shield in Color (2)

         This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the seal on the rover's protective heat shield. Engineers evaluated the performance of the protective shell's seal during a 36-sol investigation.

         After viewing these images, engineers were pleased with how the seal performed. This is an approximately true-color rendering of the scene acquired around 1:07 p.m. local solar time on Opportunity's sol 339 (Jan. 6, 2005) in an image mosaic using panoramic camera filters at wavelengths of 753, 535, and 432 nanometers.

Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
August 31, 2006

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2942 x 1951
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Cornell Pancam team
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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