This is an approximate true color rendering of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit Pancam panorama of Missoula crater. This image was acquired on Sol 106 (April 20, 2004) from a position on the plains of Gusev crater about 300 meters southeast of Bonneville crater and about 400 meters (straight line path) from the landing site. Missoula crater is a sandy bowl-shaped depression about 100 meters in diameter.
The panorama spans about 150 degrees and consists of images obtained in 30 individual pointings and 5 Pancam filters at each pointing. This mosaic is an approximate true color rendering generated using the images acquired through Pancam's 753, 535, and 482 nm filters.
Pancam Instrument Lead
September 16, 2005