Opportunity: Wheel tracks in false color

5003-pancamFC1P572328191EFFD1B3P2591L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7Sol 5003, February 19, 2018. After driving Opportunity upslope and away from Nueva Vizcaya, rover controllers turned the Pancam back on the rover’s tracks (above). The tracks’ tint in this false-color view (by Holger Isenberg) shows that disturbing the surface soil alters its optical properties.

At right, a view closer to Opportunity shows similar effects, but shadows are not as pronounced. Click either image to enlarge it.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, location map, and atmospheric opacity, known as tau.

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