"Block Island Survey"


This view combines many images taken by Opportunity's panoramic camera (Pancam) from sols 1978 through 1990 (Aug. 8-29, 2009). At the center of this 360° image is a meteorite, dubbed Block Island, which was found along the traverse between Victoria and Endeavour Craters. It measures about 65 cm, or about two feet across (see a smaller survey here). As the rover carried out measurements on Block Island, frames of this panorama were gradually acquired. About seven frames in (starting from the left side) the rim of Endeavour Crater can just be made out in the distance.

Images taken through Pancam filters centered on wavelengths of 753 nanometers, 535 nanometers and 482 nanometers were mixed to produce an approximately true-color panorama. Some visible patterns in dark and light tones are the result of combining frames that were affected by dust on the front sapphire window of the rover's camera.


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Image Dimensions: 23123x4609

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney
Calibration and color rendering: CCC
and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)

This false color view combines many images taken by Opportunity's panoramic camera (Pancam) from sols 1978 through 1990 (Aug. 8-29, 2009). Images taken through Pancam filters centered on wavelengths of 753 nanometers, 535 nanometers and 482 nanometers were mixed to produce this view, which is presented in a false-color stretch to bring out subtle color differences in the scene. Some visible patterns in dark and light tones are the result of combining frames that were affected by dust on the front sapphire window of the rover's camera.


Full Size JPG | Full Size TIFF
Image Dimensions: 23123x4609

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Elaina McCartney
Calibration and color rendering: CCC
and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)



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