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Drive Direction

         This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 448 (April 28, 2005).   The name "Drive Direction" here is a misnomer, since 37 sols went by before the next significant drive. This image was taken in the direction of the team's desired future drives, while Opportunity sat with her wheels stuck in Purgatory Dune. The images span about 30 degrees, and are only half of the height of a typical Pancam frame. 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.



Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
December 22, 2008

Full Resolution Images
True Color Thumb
  True Color   .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2036 x 519
False Color Thumb
  False Color    .jpg    .tif
  Image size: 2036 x 519

   Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
   Image mosaicking:
     Elaina McCartney,
     Jon Beans Proton,
     Jonathan Joseph
   Calibration and color
   rendering: CCC
   and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
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