Beagle Crater Rim
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity acquired this image of the rim of the 35-meter (115-foot) diameter Beagle Crater on Martian day, or sol, 894 (July 30, 2006) using the panoramic camera's 753-nanometer, 535-nanometer, and 432-nanometer filters. At the time the rover was about 25 meters (82 feet) from Beagle Crater, looking east-southeast. The image reveals ejecta blocks near the rover, the largest of which is about 50 centimeters (20 inches) across. The image also shows a portion of the eastern interior rim of Beagle Crater, which appears composed of jumbled, angular blocks of brighter and darker outcrop rocks.
Two versions of the mosaic are available at full resolution: an approximate true color version, and a false color version to enhance the subtle color differences in the scene.
Pancam Instrument Lead
August 31, 2006