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Looking East to 'Tyrone'
portion of an image, called the 'McMurdo Panorama'

This is a portion of an image, called the "McMurdo Panorama," taken by the panoramic camera on the Spirit rover during its winter campaign. The view is looking toward the east, at "Tyrone," the light-toned soils exposed by the rover's wheels. The Tyrone area proved difficult for Spirit to get through, so the rover was commanded to traverse to "Low Ridge," the site of the winter campaign. Note the light-toned material in the wheel tracks generated as the rover drove to the site. Several rock and soil targets are shown that were investigated with instruments on the rover's robotic arm.

The McMurdo Panorama (link to was acquired over several months while Spirit was on "Low Ridge." It required all of the camera's geology filters and covered 360 degrees in azimuth. This view is in false color, with blue, green and red representing data collected through 430-nanometer, 530-nanometer and 750-nanometer filters, respectively.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell

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