PIA12160: Block Island in Sight
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Hazcam
Product Size: 1024 x 1024 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image of “Block Island” was taken on July 28, 2009, with the front hazard-identification camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

Scientists will be testing the rock with the particle X-ray spectrometer to get composition measurements and to confirm if indeed it is a meteorite.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2009-07-31