This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between Sols 4272 (January 30, 2016) and 4291 (February 18, 2016). The 32 degree upward sloped Knudsen Ridge is on the southern flank of Marathon Valley which cuts through the rim of Endeavour crater on the western side. Its informal naming honors the memory of Danish astrophysicist and planetary scientist Jens Martin Knudsen (1930-2005), a founding member of the science team for Opportunity and twin rover Spirit. This particular mosaic of Knudsen Ridge showcases the full ridge including future contact science target Pvt Josheph Whitehouse.
Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in making this mosaic. Two versions are provided at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene.
Pancam Instrument Lead
June 16, 2016