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The Panoramic Camera Aboard NASAs Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Acquired Th ...

The Panoramic Camera Aboard NASAs Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Acquired Th ...

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Description: The panoramic camera aboard NASAs Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity acquired this panorama of the " Payson " outcrop on the western edge of " Erebus " Crater during Opportunitys sol 744 ( Feb 26 , 2006 ) From this vicinity at the northern end of the outcrop , layered rocks are observed in the crater wall , which is about 1 meters ( 3 3 feet ) thick The view also shows rocks disrupted by the crater forming impact event and subjected to erosion over time To the left of the outcrop , a flat , thin layer of spherule rich soils overlies more outcrop materials The rover is currently traveling down this " road " and observing the approximately 25 meter ( 82 foot ) length of the outcrop prior to departing Erebus crater The panorama camera took 28 separate exposures of this scene , using four different filters The resulting panorama covers about 90 degrees of terrain around the rover This approximately true color rendering was made using the cameras 753 nanometer , 535 nanometer and 423 nanometer filters Image to image seams have been eliminated from the sky portion of the mosaic to better simulate the vista a person standing on Mars would see

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