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Vesicular Pitted Rocks

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 5073 (May 2, 2018). About 23 degrees across at the widest point, the view here is of some vesicular rocks near Opportunity's right front wheel. Vesicular rocks are characterized as being pitted with many visible cavities both on the surface and throughout the inside. Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, and 432 nm filters were used in this mosaic.  Three versions are provided at full resolution: an overhead perspective projection of an approximate true color rendering, an overhead perspective projection of a false color rendering which enhances the subtle color differences in the scene, and an overhead perspective projection of a stereo anaglyph for 3D viewing through red-blue glasses.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
May 29, 2018

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 1797 x 1701
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: 1797 x 1701
  Stereo Anaglyph
  Image size: 1797 x 1701
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