Soil imaging for Mini-TES support   << back to mosaics

Soil imaging for Mini-TES support

         The Spirit rover acquired this small mosaic of nearby soil on Sol 435 (Mar. 24, 2005). Much of Pancam's work is in support of the other science instruments onboard. This mosaic is visual imaging support for an area of interest for Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer, or Mini-TES, observations. Mini-TES analyzes radiated heat (thermal emissions) from rocks and soil to learn of their composition.
         This mosaic was acquired in Pancam's 753-nm, 535-nm, and 482-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
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2052 x 998
False Color Thumb
  False Color   .jpg   .tif
  Image size: 2052 x 998
   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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