PIA05090: Snapshots of Martian Soil
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Hazcam
Product Size: 1024 x 1024 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL

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Original Caption Released with Image:
This animation strings together five different snapshots of the martian soil captured by the microscopic imager onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Each picture was taken from a different height. Scientists combine these images to produce one well-focused picture. The actual size of the soil patch shown here is 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/US Geological Survey

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-16