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Opportunity "Block Island Survey" Panorama


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Opportunity "Block Island Survey" Panorama
This view combines many images taken by Opportunity's panoramic camera (Pancam) from sols 1978 through 1990 (8-29 Aug 2009). At the center of this 360-dagree image is a meteorite, dubbed Block Island, which was found along the traverse between Victoria and Endeavour Craters. It measures about 65 cm across. 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.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about August 29, 2009

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