Low Light at Endeavour Crater << back to mosaics

Low Light at Endeavour Crater

This stunning view was acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity late in the afternoon on Sol 2888 (March 9, 2012). It shows the interior and far rim of 14 mile (22 km) wide Endeavour Crater from the rover's vantage point at Greeley Haven. Opportunity spent her fifth Martian winter at this spot, tilted up toward the scant Northern sunlight, gathering information about the surface beneath her. Another low light mosaic was taken from the same location on sol 2847.

The mosaic above shows the view East from Greeley Haven and includes the rover's own shadow in the foreground. Pancam's 753nm, 535nm, and 432nm filters were used to make this mosaic. This false color version is available below in full resolution. For more information, see the NASA Press Release.

The view above is a rendering by space artist Don Davis, depicting the scene in "natural color." It is presented for artistic purposes only.

Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
July 27, 2012

Full Resolution Images
False Color JPG TIF
Image size: 3090 x 3809
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/ASU
Image mosaicking: Jim Bell
Web Page: Emily Dean
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
Natural Color Approximation JPG
Image size: 3090 x 4100
Image credit: Creative Commons Attribution by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/
Arizona State University/Don Davis
Image mosaicking: Jim Bell
Color rendering: Don Davis