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Bosque Mosaic

         As NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues a southward trek from Erebus Crater toward Victoria Crater, the terrain consists of large sand ripples and patches of flat-lying rock outcrops, as shown in this image. Whenever possible, rover planners keep Opportunity on such "pavement" for best mobility.

         This mosaic was assembled using images acquired by the panoramic camera on Opportunity's 784th sol (April 8, 2006) at about 11:45 a.m. local solar time. The camera used its 753nm, 535nm and 432nm filters. This view shows a portion of the outcrop named "Bosque," including rover wheel tracks, fractured and finely-layered outcrop rocks and smaller, dark cobbles littered across the surface.

Jim Bell
Pancam Instrument Lead
April 26, 2006

Full Resolution Images
  Approximate true color
  Image size: 2976 x 2154
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Image mosaicking: Jeff Johnson
Calibration and color rendering: CCC and the Pancam team (Jim Bell)
  False color
  Image size: 3425 x 2377
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