Data for 'A moment in time'

Data for 'A moment in time'
Data for 'A moment in time' Opportunity took nine shots of Mars to be composed into the color image submitted to the New York Times Lens Blog's "A Moment in Time" project. The imaging began at 11:14 UTC on May 2, 2010 (14:35 local true solar time on sol 2,229 for Opportunity) with the upper left image, captured through the red filter on the rover's left-eye camera. Then the rover rotated the filter wheel to capture the same view through green and blue filters. Next, the rover tilted the camera bar downward to capture the middle view through red, green, and blue filters. Finally, it tilted one last time to capture a view that included the sundial on the rear deck of the rover, again through red, green, and blue filters. Imaging was complete at 11:23 UTC, 14:43 local true solar time. The data were almost immediately transmitted to the Odyssey orbiter, and received by a Deep Space Network antenna on May 2 by 12:25 UTC. A version of this image that preserves the full range of the original data with lossless compression is available here (13 MB). NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell

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