PIA05275: "Berries" on the Ground 2 (3-D)
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Moessbauer Spectrometer
Product Size: 974 x 974 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Other Information: You will need 3D glasses
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This is the 3-D anaglyph showing a microscopic image taken of soil featuring round, blueberry-shaped rock formations on the crater floor at Meridiani Planum, Mars. This image was taken on the 13th day of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's journey, after the Moessbauer spectrometer, an instrument located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or "arm," was pressed down to measure the soil's iron mineralogy. Note the donut-shaped imprint of the instrument in the lower part of the image. The area in this image is approximately 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS/Texas A&M

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-12