PIA07978: 'Methuselah' in False Color
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 467 x 350 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
Producer ID: 2005-085
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An outcrop dubbed "Methuselah," approached by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in April 2005, presented a more extensive exposure of layered rock than Spirit had found in the all its preceding 15 months since landing on Mars. This view of Methuselah by Spirit's panoramic camera is presented in false color.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-24