PIA05645: Ebony and Ivory
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Opportunity
 Instrument:  Hazcam
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer 
 Product Size:  1280 x 1280 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05645.tif (1.218 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05645.jpg (822.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's front hazard-avoidance camera focuses on a target called "Goal 5." Goal 5, examined during the "Eagle Crater" soil survey, is a wind-rippled spot on the upper part of the crater , which the miniature thermal emission spectrometer shows is higher in hematite content compared to other soils within the crater. The light soil in the center of the image is referred to as "Lanikai" -- an inspiration from the white sand beaches of Hawaii. The dark soil is referred to as "Punaluu" after the black sand Hawaiian beaches.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-27