PIA05285: More Eye-popping 'Berries'
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Microscopic Imager
Product Size: 974 x 974 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This 3-D image from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity rover shows an extreme close-up of round, blueberry-shaped grains on the crater floor near the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum called Stone Mountain. Scientists are studying these curious formations for clues about the soil's history. The observed area is 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-13