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Postcard Rear

        This mosaic was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 882 (July 17, 2006). Areas of outcrop between ripples can be seen off the rear of the rover, along with a small light toned rock. A good portion of the rover itself is also visible, including the Pancam calibration target attached to the rear solar panel. The strange rock at left is a 40 centimeter long piece of wind-eroded Martian sedimentary rock that was blasted out of the ground long ago by a nearby impact cratering event. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used in this mosaic.  The irregular dark rectangles are the result of data dropouts. Two versions are available below at full resolution: an approximate true color rendering, and a false color stretch to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.


Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
June 13, 2013

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 5680 x 3382
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: 5680 x 3382
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