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        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 3467 (October 25, 2013). The approximately 40° wide image shows an outcrop near the rover that was subsequently analyzed with instruments on the robotic arm (Instrument Deployment Device, or IDD). "Baobab" is the common name for trees in the genus Adansonia, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Australia. 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
Feb. 4, 2015

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2567 x 1449
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: 2567 x 1449
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