Imaging for Mini-TES support, part two
The Spirit rover acquired this small mosaic of rocks and soil on Sol 438 (Mar. 27, 2005). Much of Pancam's work is in support of the other science instruments onboard. Taken from behind the rover, this mosaic is visual imaging support for an area of interest for the 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 is the second of two associated observations; the first was taken on Sol 437.
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.
Pancam Instrument Lead
January 15, 2008