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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-31 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This spectrum captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's mini-thermal emission spectrometer shows the presence of grey hematite in the martian soil at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05179:
Hematite on Mars!
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover and now-empty lander that had carried it 283 million miles to Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05180:
Opportunity and Its Mother Ship
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Hazcam
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum on Jan 31, 2004, confirmed that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's six wheels rolled off the lander and onto martian soil and shows its view of the martian horizon.
PIA05181:
No Looking Back
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Hazcam
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum on Jan 31, 2004 shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's now-empty lander that carried the rover 283 million miles to Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05182:
Opportunity on Its Own
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Hazcam
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This 3-D image captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's rear hazard-identification camera shows the now-empty lander that carried the rover 283 million miles to Meridiani Planum, Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05183:
Vacant Lander in 3-D
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Navigation Camera
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A screenshot from the software used by engineers to roll NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity off its lander and onto martian soil.
PIA05184:
Virtual Rover on Its Own
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-02 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the panoramic camera used onboard both NASA Mars Exploration Rovers.
PIA05187:
Multihued Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers use color calibration targets to fine-tune the rovers' sense of color and thus, that the observed colors of Mars match the colors of the chips, and thus approximate the red planet's true colors.
PIA05188:
True Colors Shining Through
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the 'Magic Carpet' region near the rover at Gusev Crater, Mars. Each color on the spectra matches a line on the graph assessing the varying mineral compositions of martian rocks and soils.
PIA05189:
Magic Carpet Shows Its Colors
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows, a rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Each color on the spectra matches a line on the graph assessing the varying mineral compositions of martian rocks and soils.
PIA05190:
Rock Outcrop Spectra
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Panoramic Camera
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Line graphs of laboratory spectra of typical minerals found in igneous rocks, which are rocks related to magma or volcanic activity.
PIA05191:
Different Strokes
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the 'Lily Pad' bounce-mark area at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The green spectra is from the undisturbed surface and the red spectra is from the airbag bounce mark. 
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PIA05192:
Lily Pad Spectra
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Hazcam
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum in 2004 shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's arm in its extended position.
PIA05193:
Opportunity Stretches Out
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's rock abrasion tool, also known as 'rat' (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05194:
Rat on Mars
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Panoramic Camera
Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's rock abrasion tool, also known as 'rat' (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05195:
Microscope on Mars
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's alpha particle X-ray spectrometer (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05196:
X-ray Machine on Mars
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's Moessbauer spectrometer (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05197:
Moessbauer on Mars
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Hazcam
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This is a three-dimensional stereo anaglyph of an image taken by the front hazard-identification camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, showing the rover's arm in its extended position. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05198:
Opportunity Stretches Out (3-D)
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the expansive view of the martian real estate. he airbag marks, or footprints, seen in the soil trace the route by which the rover rolled to its final resting spot inside a small crater at Meridiani Planum.
PIA05199:
As Far as Opportunity's Eye Can See
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the red-hued seven hills on Mars are named for those seven brave souls, the final crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
PIA05200:
NASA Dedicates Mars Landmarks to Columbia Crew
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This spectrum of the soil at NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site, Meridiani Planum, shows the presence of the shiny green mineral called olivine also seen at the rover's landing site, Gusev Crater.
PIA05203:
Meridiani's Autograph
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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This map of a portion of the small crater currently encircling NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows where crystalline hematite resides. Red and orange patches indicate high levels of iron-bearing mineral, while blue and green denote low levels.
PIA05204:
Thar be Hematite!
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Hazcam
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum in 2004 shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's arm in its extended position.
PIA05205:
Poised for Discovery
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Microscopic Imager
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the patch of soil in a shallow crater at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05206:
Mars in a Grain of Sand
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a magnified view of coarse grains sprinkled over a fine layer of sand in Meridiani Planum on Mars.
PIA05207:
Mars Under the Microscope
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity look at the martian soil of its landing site, Meridiani Planum. Coarse grains are sprinkled over a fine layer of sand.
PIA05208:
Mars Under the Microscope (color)
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows coarse grains sprinkled over a fine layer of sand at its landing site, Meridiani Planum on Mars.
PIA05209:
Mars Under the Microscope (stretched)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This 3-D view from behind NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the path the rover has traveled since rolling 1 meter (3 feet) away from its empty lander on the seventh martian day, or sol, of its mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA05212:
Traversing Martian Terrain
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
PIA05211:
Forging Ahead (linearized) Animation Icon
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows soil at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The sandy soil is loosely packed.
PIA05213:
Now You See Them, Now You Don't Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north away from the lander and towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
PIA05214:
Rear View of Opportunity's Drive Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north away from the lander and towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
PIA05215:
Forging Ahead Animation Icon
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a cleaned off portion of the rock dubbed Adirondack. In preparation for grinding into the rock, Spirit wiped off a fine coat of dust with a stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool.
PIA05216:
Shiny and New
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a cleaned off portion of the rock dubbed Adirondack. In preparation for grinding into the rock, Spirit wiped off a fine coat of dust with a brush located on its rock abrasion tool.
PIA05218:
Adirondack's True Self
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rock dubbed Adirondack before the rover wiped off a portion of the rock's dust coating with a stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool.
PIA05219:
Dirty Adirondack
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows its 'hand,' or the tip of the instrument deployment device, poised in front of the rock nicknamed Adirondack. A stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool is seen here at the end of the yellow arrow.
PIA05220:
Back in Action
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Panoramic Camera
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The piece of metal with the American flag on it in this image of a NASA rover on Mars is made of aluminum recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers in the weeks after their destruction.
PIA05221:
Interplanetary Memorial to Victims of Sept. 11, 2001
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows its rock abrasion tool after it had ground off the surface of a patch 1.8 inches in diameter on a rock called Adirondack; history's first grinding of a rock on Mars.
PIA05223:
First Grinding of a Rock on Mars
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This map of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's new neighborhood at Meridiani Planum, Mars, demonstrates how engineers honed in on the location of the rover. The larger blue ellipse shows the projected landing area just before arriving at Mars.
PIA05224:
Found You!
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Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This computer-generated visualization depicts an overhead view of the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05225:
Opportunity's Hole in One
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Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This computer-generated visualization depicts a side view of the path Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05226:
Opportunity's Hole in One (Side View)
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Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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In this close-up view of the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars, a computer-generated red line shows the spacecraft's bounce motions as it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05227:
Opportunity Bounces to a Stop
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Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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This map of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's new neighborhood at Meridiani Planum, Mars, shows the surface features used to locate the rover. The rover's precise location was determined by imaging the 'bumps' on the horizon.
PIA05228:
"X" Marks the Spot
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Reconstructing the Scene of Landing
PIA05229:
Reconstructing the Scene of Landing
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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'You Are Here'
PIA05230:
'You Are Here'
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image shows two views of the backshell and parachute that helped deliver NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity safely to the surface of Mars from the rover's perspective inside the small crater where it landed.
PIA05232:
An Old Friend
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Panoramic Camera
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From its location at the inner edge of the small crater surrounding it, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was able to look out to the plains where its backshell and parachute landed.
PIA05233:
Opportunity Spies Its Backshell
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Panoramic Camera
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A colored square in this grayscale image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the location of Stone Mountain, located within the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05234:
Stone Mountain in Context
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Panoramic Camera
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This red-hued color image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the part of the rock outcrop dubbed Stone Mountain at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05235:
Stone Mountain
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Panoramic Camera
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This false-color image (purple surface and blue rock) taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the spherules, or tiny spheres, that speckle the rock dubbed Stone Mountain.
PIA05236:
Speckled with Spherules
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Microscopic Imager
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This sharp, close-up image taken by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' shows a rock target dubbed 'Robert E,' located on the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05237:
Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery
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Microscopic Imager
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This sharp, close-up image taken by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' shows a rock target dubbed 'Robert E,' located on the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05238:
Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery-2
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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The round, shallow depression in this image resulted from history's first grinding of a rock on Mars. The rock abrasion tool on NASA's Spirit rover ground off the surface of a patch 1.8 inches in diameter on a rock called Adirondack.
PIA05239:
Spirit's First Grinding of a Rock on Mars
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit drove itself 3 feet out of 21 feet at Gusev Crater, Mars, on Feb. 8, 2004. This image shows the tracks it created in the martian soil as it drove straight ahead, then to the left.
PIA05240:
Spirit Self-motivates
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This close-up image taken by the microscopic imager onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rock dubbed Adirondack after a portion of its surface was ground off by the rover's rock abrasion tool.
PIA05241:
Inner Adirondack
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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A computer graphics model of NASA's Opportunity lander and rover are super-imposed on top of the martian terrain where Opportunity landed.
PIA05231:
Top View of a Computer Graphic Model of the Opportunity Lander and Rover
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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A computer graphics model of NASA's Opportunity lander and rover are super-imposed on top of the martian terrain where Opportunity landed.
PIA05265:
Comparison of a Computer Graphic Model of the Opportunity Lander and Rover with MOC Orbital Image
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Navigation Camera
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This is a three-dimensional stereo anaglyph of an image taken by the front navigation camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, showing an interesting patch of rippled soil. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05249:
Ripples in The Soil
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Hazcam
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NASA's Spirit rover took this image on Feb. 9, 2004, after completing the longest drive ever made by a rover on another planet. The wavy feature called a bedform is created when material is transported and deposited by some process, in this case wind.
PIA05250:
Spirit Spies Wavy Bedforms
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Panoramic Camera
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Layered rocks are seen by NASA's Opportunity rover on Feb. 9, 2004 in Opportunity Ledge. Unparallel lines give unparalleled clues that some 'moving current' such as volcanic flow, wind, or water formed these rocks.
PIA05256:
Unparallel Lines Give Unparalleled Clues
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Navigation Camera
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This Long Term Planning graphic was created from a mosaic of navigation camera images overlain by a polar coordinate grid with the center point as NASA's Opportunity's original landing site. Blue dots represent the rover position at various locations.
PIA05260:
Opportunity's Path
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Hazcam
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during its approximately(69.6-foot drive across the pebbly ground at Gusev Crater, Mars, on Feb. 9, 2004.
PIA05267:
Strolling on Martian Ground Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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The colored data are from NASA's Spirit's hazard-avoidance camera and have been reconstructed to show the topography of the land across the bumpy terrain at Gusev Crater, Mars/
PIA05268:
Mind of Its Own Animation Icon
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This image is a still from a computer-generated animation showing NASA's Mars Exploration Rover inspecting the rock dubbed Stone Mountain with its instrument deployment device, or arm.
PIA05269:
Inspector Gadget
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Microscopic Imager
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows its microscopic imager (circular device) in the middle against the red-hued martian landscape. The microscopic imager is located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or arm.
PIA05270:
Martian Microscope
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This graph shows that the air 30 meters above the surface of Mars at Gusev Crater, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's landing site, is hotter and fluctuates in temperature to a larger degree than the air higher up at 500 meters.
PIA05271:
The Heat Below
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This graph shows atmospheric temperatures above the surface of Mars at Gusev Crater, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's landing site. The color red denotes warmer temperatures, while blue is cooler. Red and yellow waves of represent pockets of heat.
PIA05272:
Martian Heat on the Rise
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Microscopic Imager
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This mosaic image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) shows an extreme close-up of round, blueberry-shaped formations in the martian soil near a part of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum called Stone Mountain.
PIA05273:
"Berries" on the Ground
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This 3-D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows a microscopic image taken of soil featuring round, blueberry-shaped rock formations on the crater floor at Meridiani Planum, Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05274:
"Berries" on the Ground 2 (3-D)
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This 3-D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows a microscopic image taken of soil featuring round, blueberry-shaped rock formations on the crater floor at Meridiani Planum, Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05275:
"Berries" on the Ground 2 (3-D)
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Microscopic Imager
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a rock target dubbed 'Robert E,' on a rock called Stone Mountain at Meridiani Planum, Mars. It is one of the highest-resolution images ever taken while looking at a rock on another planet.
PIA05276:
A Sharp Look at Robert E
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This 3D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows a microscopic image taken of the rock called Adirondack. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05277:
A Clean Adirondack (3-D)
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This 3D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows a microscopic image taken of the rock called Adirondack. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05278:
Adirondack Post-Drill (3-D)
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Panoramic Camera
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This color image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera on Sol 40, 2004 is centered on an unusually flaky rock called 'Mimi' on Gusev Crater.
PIA05283:
Flaky "Mimi"
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Microscopic Imager
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This is 3-D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows an extreme close-up of round, blueberry-shaped grains on the crater floor near the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum called Stone Mountain. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA05284:
Eye-popping 'Berries'
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Microscopic Imager
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This 3-D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows an extreme close-up of round, blueberry-shaped grains on the crater floor near the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum called Stone Mountain. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA05285:
More Eye-popping 'Berries'
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Microscopic Imager
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This 3-D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows an extreme close-up of round, blueberry-shaped grains on the crater floor near the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum called Stone Mountain. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA05286:
Even More Eye-popping 'Berries'
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This 3-D anaglyph, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows a circular imprint left in the Meridiani Planum soil by the rover's Moessbauer spectrometer. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA05287:
Moessbauer Footprint in the Soil
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Microscopic Imager
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit microscopic imager, an instrument located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or arm, shows a patch of soil at the target nicknamed Squiggle Dunes.
PIA05288:
Ground Inspection
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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This hematite abundance index map helps geologists choose hematite-rich locations to visit around NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site. Blue dots equal areas low in hematite and red dots equal areas high in hematite.
PIA05289:
Red Marks the Spot
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Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the red-green-blue rock called White Boat, light in color and more tabular shape compared to the dark, rounded rocks that surround it.
PIA05290:
Sailing to White Boat
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity made its first U-Turn on Mars on Feb. 14, 2004, completing the move of its longest one-day drive, about 9 meters or 30 feet. The rover's tracks are prominent on the martian soil.
PIA05291:
After a U-Turn
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Hazcam
Navigation Camera
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This image shows the tracks and trench marks made by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The rover can be seen to the lower left of the lander.
PIA05300:
Track-and-Trench
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Hazcam
Navigation Camera
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This image shows the tracks and trench marks made by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The rover can be seen to the lower left of the lander.
PIA05301:
Track-and-Trench 2
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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This close-up image of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' shows the donut-shaped plate on the Moessbauer spectrometer.
PIA05302:
Moessbauer Close-Up
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This elevation map of a soil target called 'Peak' was created from images taken by the microscopic imager located on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's instrument deployment device or 'arm.'
PIA05303:
Map of Moessbauer Placement
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it dragged one of its wheels back and forth across the sandy martian soil at Meridiani Planum to create a hole in 2004.
PIA05305:
Fresh Soil for Inspection
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Hazcam
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This is a 3-D model of the trench excavated by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the 23rd day, or sol, of its mission. An oblique view of the trench from a bit above and to the right of the rover's right wheel is shown.
PIA05306:
Peeling Back the Layers of Mars
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it dragged one of its wheels back and forth across the sandy martian soil at Meridiani Planum to create a hole in 2004.
PIA05307:
What Lies Beneath
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This image is a screenshot from a computer-generated animation showing NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity trenching a hole in the sandy soil at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05309:
Opportunity Digs
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This image is a screenshot from a computer-generated animation showing the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity traveled.
PIA05310:
The Road Less Traveled
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Hazcam
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity dragged one of its wheels back and forth across the sandy soil at Meridiani Planum to create a hole.
PIA05311:
Opportunity Trenches Martian Soil
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Navigation Camera
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The wheel tracks seen above and to the left of the lander trace the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has traveled since landing in a small crater at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05312:
At Home in the Crater
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This image, taken by the microscopic imager onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, reveals an imprint left on martian soil by another instrument, the Moessbauer spectrometer. The imprint is within the rover wheel track named 'Middle of Road.'
PIA05313:
Mark of the Moessbauer
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Panoramic Camera
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This mosaic image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the area in front of the rover after its record 27.5 meters (90.2 feet) drive on Sol 43, which ended February 16, 2004.
PIA05314:
Spirit Spies "Bonneville"
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Navigation Camera
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This 360-degree mosaic panorama image, taken by the navigation camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, includes a view of the lander. The lander is to the south-southwest of the rover, which is moving toward a crater nicknamed 'Bonneville.'
PIA05315:
Spirit Keeps Rolling
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's digging a hole in the ground at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The rover scraped its front right wheel back and forth across the surface six times by rotating its whole body in place.
PIA05308:
Dragging Its Foot Animation Icon
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Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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This overlay map lays navigation and panoramic camera images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration rover Spirit from the surface of Mars on top of one of Spirit's descent images taken as the spacecraft descended to the martian surface.
PIA05317:
Spirit's Path to Bonneville
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a circular depression, dubbed 'Laguna Hollow,' most likely formed by a small impact. The rover's tracks are seen in front of the rover.
PIA05318:
Spirit Does a "Jig" at Laguna Hollow
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Opportunity rover shows soil clods exposed in the upper wall of the trench dug by its right front wheel. The presence of soil clods implies weak bonding between individual soil grains.
PIA05319:
The Trench Throws a Dirt Clod at Scientists
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