PIA05095: Martian Soil in 3-D
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Microscopic Imager
Product Size: 970 x 843 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Other Information: You will need 3D glasses
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image taken by the microscopic imager on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the powdery soil of Mars in 3-D. It is the sharpest look yet at the surface of another planet. The microscopic imager is located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or "arm."

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/US Geological Survey

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-16