03 December 2004
Vol 306, Issue 5702

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER A portion of the "Lion King" panorama acquired by the Pancam instrument onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, 23 to 25 March 2004. The view is toward the northwest, overlooking Eagle crater (diameter 20 m) in which Opportunity landed; the lander can be seen at the center left. The bright outcrop along the crater's far wall consists of sedimentary, water-formed rocks. This is an approximate true-color rendering of the scene generated from Pancam's 750-, 530-, and 480-nm filters. See page 1697 [Photo: NASA/JPL/Cornell]