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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image shows the hematite abundance map for a portion of the Meridiani Planum rock outcrop called 'Echo' near where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity landed. Portions of the inner crater wall in this region appear rich in hematite (red).
PIA05550:
Hematite Abundance Map at Echo
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Panoramic Camera
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In this five-minute exposure taken from the surface of Mars by NASA's Spirit rover, stars appear as streaks due to the rotation of the planet, and instantaneous cosmic-ray hits appear as points of light.
PIA05551:
Stars and Cosmic Rays Observed from Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the transit of Mars' moon Phobos across the Sun. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA05553:
Martian Moon Blocks Sun Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the transit of Mars' moon Deimos across the Sun. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA05556:
Deimos Crosses Face of Sun Animation Icon
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Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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Observing the sky with the green filter of it panoramic camera, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit came across a surprise: a streak across the sky, probably the brightest object in the sky at the time.
PIA05557:
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a... Spacecraft?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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Footprints from Above
PIA05558:
Footprints from Above
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This figure derived from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the first ever atmospheric temperature profile measured from the top of the Mars atmosphere all the way to the surface.
PIA05559:
A Full Profile on Mars Temperature
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Panoramic Camera
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This panel illustrates the transit of the martian moon Phobos across the Sun. It is made up of images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA05554:
Martian Moon Eclipses Sun, in Stages
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd martian day, or sol, of its mission.
PIA05560:
Earth on the Horizon
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this mosaic of the crater called 'Bonneville' to get a better vantage point. The rover is close enough to the edge to see the crater's interior, but high and far enough back to get a view of all of the walls.
PIA05561:
At the Rim, Looking In
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this 3-D navigation camera mosaic of the crater called 'Bonneville.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05562:
'Bonneville' in 3-D!
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in the area dubbed 'Berry Bowl,' where many dark and mysterious spherules or 'blueberries' collected in a depression on the surface of a rock.
PIA05563:
Opportunity Dips in to "Berry Bowl"
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows 'blueberries' discovered on Mars. They are spherules that are the abundant spherical hematite inclusions.
PIA05564:
Finding the 'Blueberry' Muffin Recipe
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Panoramic Camera
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The rim and interior of a crater nicknamed 'Bonneville' dominate this red-hued, 180-degree, false-color mosaic of images taken by the panoramic camera of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on March 12, 2004.
PIA05570:
"Bonneville in Color"
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's wheels and tracks in the extreme southwestern end of the outcrop in Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05572:
Opportunity Studies Bait in Shark's Cage
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows drifts that appear to be lighter in color than the dark material deposited on the back wall of the crater. They might be covered by a thin deposit of martian dust.
PIA05573:
Drifts of Dust or Something Else?
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Panoramic Camera
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This false-color composite traverse map depicts NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's journey since landing at Gusev Crater, Mars. It was created after Spirit had traveled 328 meters from its lander to the rim of the crater dubbed 'Bonneville.'
PIA05574:
The Road to 'Bonneville'
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Navigation Camera
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In this image, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is situated about about 20.3 feet from the lander. Rover tracks zig-zag along the surface. Bounce marks and airbag retraction marks are visible around the lander.
PIA05575:
Home and Back Again
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this 3-D navigation camera mosaic of the crater called 'Bonneville.' The rover's solar panels can be seen in the foreground. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05576:
Almost Like Being at 'Bonneville'
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired this imageMarch 15, 2004, after digging its wheel into the drift dubbed 'Serpent' creating the scar that allowed the rover's instruments to see below the drift surface.
PIA05577:
Spirit Digs In
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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The route of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, from its landing site to its location on sol 72 (March 16, 2004) near the rim of the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville' is pictured here on this traverse map.
PIA05581:
To 'Bonneville' and Beyond
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Hazcam
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A drift dubbed 'Serpent' stretches in front of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in this image taken on March 15, 2004 while exploring the rim of the crater nicknamed 'Bonneville.'
PIA05582:
'Serpent' Untouched
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired this imageMarch 15, 2004, after digging its wheel into the drift dubbed 'Serpent' creating the scar that allowed the rover's instruments to see below the drift surface.
PIA05583:
The Right Scuff
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Panoramic Camera
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This image, taken at a region of the rock outcrop dubbed 'Shoemaker's Patio' near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site, shows finely layered sediments, accentuated by erosion and sphere-like grains or 'blueberries.'
PIA05584:
'Berries' and Rock Share Common Origins
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Microscopic Imager
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This microscopic image was taken at the outcrop region dubbed 'El Capitan' near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site reveals millimeter-scale layers running horizontally.
PIA05585:
'Blueberry' Layers Indicate Watery Origins
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Microscopic Imager
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This microscopic image, taken at the outcrop region dubbed 'Berry Bowl' near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site, shows the sphere-like grains or 'blueberries' that fill Berry Bowl.
PIA05586:
'Blueberry' Triplets Born in Rock
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This graph shows spectra of outcrop regions near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site. Blue line shows data which contains a handful of sphere-like grains dubbed 'blueberries'; yellow line represents an area devoid of berries.
PIA05587:
A Bowl of Hematite-Rich 'Berries'
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Panoramic Camera
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This image suggests that the plains beyond the small crater where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now sits are littered with the same dark grey material found inside the crater in the form of spherules or 'blueberries.'
PIA05588:
'Berries' Here, There, Everywhere
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Panoramic Camera
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This panorama mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on sol 68 of the rover's mission (March 12, 2004) shows the southern end of the hills nicknamed the 'Columbia Hills,' Gusev Crater in middle, and a valley called Ma'adim Vallis.
PIA05589:
Ma'adim Vallis Revealed
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Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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This still from an animation shows the geography of Ma'adim Vallis, a valley or channel that enters Gusev Crater. The view of the crater is from the northwest, which is not the direction from which NASA's Spirit rover approached the crater as it landed.
PIA05590:
Ma'adim Vallis From the Top
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Panoramic Camera
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This image in reddish hues from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover's destination toward the hills nicknamed the 'Columbia Hills,' on the right. The rover's heatshield can be seen on the left as a tiny bright dot in the distance.
PIA05591:
Spirit's Destination (panorama)
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Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the trench or 'scuff' mark it dug in Gusev Crater dubbed 'Serpent.' The trench is approximately 12-14 inches) across and 16-18 inches long from top to bottom.
PIA05592:
'Serpent' Scuff
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Panoramic Camera
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit panoramic camera, shows the rover's destination toward the hills nicknamed the 'Columbia Hills.'
PIA05593:
Spirit's Destination
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Navigation Camera
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Dubbed 'Carousel,' the rock in this image was the target of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity science team's outcrop 'scuff test.' Left shows the rock pre-scuff. Opportunity slowly rotated its left front wheel on the rock, abrading it.
PIA05594:
Merry-Go-Round
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Panoramic Camera
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This image shows an overhead view of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity landing site at Meridiani Planum, nicknamed 'EagleCrater.' Light and dark soil targets and an airbag bounce are seen at this spot dubbed 'Neopolitan.'
PIA05595:
Eagle Crater Traverse Area
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Hazcam
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's front hazard-avoidance camera shows the rover at its Sol 53 (March 17, 2004) location within the 'Eagle Crater' landing site.
PIA05596:
Savoring Neopolitan
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this microscopic image of the drift dubbed 'Serpent' on Mars after successfully digging into the side of the drift. The drift is dominated by larger pea-shaped particles.
PIA05597:
A Double Take at "Serpent" Drift
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this microscopic image of the drift dubbed 'Serpent' on Mars after successfully digging into the side of the drift. The drift is dominated by larger pea-shaped particles.
PIA05598:
A Double Take at 'Serpent' Drift
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this image of a large-size, light tone and sugary surface texture, 6.6-foot-wide rock called 'Mazatzal' on March 21, 2004.
PIA05599:
"Mazatzal" Rock on Crater Rim
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Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a panoramic view of the crater informally referred to as 'Eagle Crater,' which is approximately 72 feet in diameter. Opportunity's lander and track marks are visible.
PIA05600:
Eyeing "Eagle Crater"
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Navigation Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is part of the first set of pictures that was returned to Earth after the rover exited 'Eagle Crater.' Plentiful ripples are seen on the plains and two depressions featuring bright spots.
PIA05617:
Twin Dimples Intrigue Scientists
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Navigation Camera
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This image is a 360-degree view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's position outside the small crater 'Eagle Crater.' Plentiful ripples are seen on the plains and two depressions featuring bright spots.
PIA05618:
Looking Back at 'Eagle Crater'
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Navigation Camera
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This is a 3-D version of the first 360-degree view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's position outside 'Eagle Crater.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05619:
Looking Back at 'Eagle Crater'(3-D)
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Navigation Camera
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This image is a 360-degree view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's position outside the small crater 'Eagle Crater.' Plentiful ripples are seen on the plains and two depressions featuring bright spots.
PIA05620:
Looking Back at 'Eagle Crater'(Right-eye)
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Navigation Camera
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This image is a 360-degree view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's position outside the small crater 'Eagle Crater.' Plentiful ripples are seen on the plains and two depressions featuring bright spots.
PIA05621:
Looking Back at 'Eagle Crater'(Left-eye)
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Microscopic Imager
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A microscopic image shows variability of grain size, medium-sized, well rounded and sorted, within a parallel-stratified portion of the 'Slickrock' area in the martian rock outcrop examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA05622:
Grain Size Variability in Rock Layers
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Microscopic Imager
Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a scour surface or ripple trough lamination. These features are consistent with sedimentation on a moist surface where wind-driven processes may also have occurred.
PIA05623:
Signs of Soft-Sediment Deformation at "Slickrock"
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Microscopic Imager
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This magnified view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity of a portion of a martian rock called 'Upper Dells' shows fine layers (laminae) that are truncated, discordant and at angles to each other. Eight spherules are embedded in the rock.
PIA05624:
"Upper Dells" Clues to Watery History
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Microscopic Imager
Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a close-up of texture interpreted as cross-lamination evidence that sediments forming the rock were laid down in flowing water on Mars' Meridiani Planum.
PIA05625:
"Last Chance" Evidence of Ancient Water Flow
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Microscopic Imager
Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a close-up of texture interpreted as cross-lamination evidence that sediments forming the rock were laid down in flowing water on Mars' Meridiani Planum.
PIA05626:
"Last Chance" Evidence of Ancient Water Flow
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this image of the rock target named 'Mazatzal' on March 22, 2004. It is a close-up look at the rock face and the targets that were brushed and ground by the rock abrasion tool in upcoming sols.
PIA05627:
Peeling Back the Layers
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Panoramic Camera
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This black and white image of the rock called 'Mazatzal' (top) was taken by NASA's features, including variants in tone, a sugary surface texture and scalloped areas where parts of the rock seem to have been worn away.
PIA05628:
A Closer Look at "Mazatzal"
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Panoramic Camera
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This panoramic camera image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on after completing a two-location brushing on the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal.' A coating of fine, dust-like material was successfully removed from two targets.
PIA05629:
'Illinois' and 'New York' Wiped Clean
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired this panoramic camera image on the March 12, 2004. The reflective speck about 200 meters (650 feet) away, on the far crater rim, was identified as Spirit's protective heatshield.
PIA05630:
Heatshield on the Horizon
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Navigation Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's view shows the rover's tracks visible at the original spot where the rover attempted unsuccessfully to exit its landing site crater in 2004.
PIA05631:
A Well-Traveled 'Eagle Crater' (right-eye)
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Navigation Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's view shows the rover's tracks visible at the original spot where the rover attempted unsuccessfully to exit its landing site crater in 2004.
PIA05632:
A Well-Traveled 'Eagle Crater' (left-eye)
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Navigation Camera
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This is the 3-D version of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's view on its 56th sol on Mars, before it left 'Eagle Crater.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05633:
A Well-Traveled 'Eagle Crater'
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera is an approximate true-color rendering of the exceptional rock called 'Berry Bowl' in the 'Eagle Crater' outcrop.
PIA05634:
Discovery Served Up in a Bowl
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Panoramic Camera
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This image shows the rocky road NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit traveled to reach its ultimate destination the Columbia Hills.
PIA05635:
To the Hills!
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Navigation Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's view shows the rover's tracks visible at the original spot where the rover attempted unsuccessfully to exit its landing site crater in 2004.
PIA05636:
Eagle-eye View of "Eagle Crater"
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Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity brushing bright materials off a circular patch of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal.' The freshly exposed rock was investigated by instruments on the rover's arm March 25, 2004.
PIA05637:
Spring Cleaning Animation Icon
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Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit after completing a two-location brushing on the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal.' A coating of fine, dust-like material was successfully removed from targets, revealing clean rock underneath.
PIA05638:
Windows to Fresh Rock
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This map shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's past and future routes across the Gusev Crater floor. The solid red line shows where the rover has traveled so far, from lander to the rim of the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.'
PIA05639:
Getting There is Half the Fun
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This figure shows spectra taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's Moessbauer spectrometer at various spots in 'Eagle Crater.' Top to bottom, the spectra represent soil measurements taken from the center of the crater and out to the rim.
PIA05640:
Keepers of the Hematite
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Hazcam
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity focuses on a target called 'Goal 5' a wind-rippled spot on the upper part of the crater, higher in hematite content compared to other soils within the crater.
PIA05645:
Ebony and Ivory
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Microscopic Imager
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This image of 'Punaluu' named after the white sand beaches of Hawaii, was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity showing irregularly shaped, light-colored, millimeter-sized (0.04 inch) clasts, or particles, in a fine-grained soil.
PIA05646:
'Lanikai' Under the Microscope
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This image of the soil target, informally called 'Punaluu' after the black sand beaches of Hawaii, was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's microscopic imager during the rover's 'Eagle Crater' soil survey.
PIA05647:
'Punaluu' Under the Microscope
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Panoramic Camera
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This image of 'Neopolitan' from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's 'Eagle Crater' soil survey highlights the border between two different soil types, a lighter, finer-grained unit to the left and a darker, coarser-grained to the right.
PIA05648:
Where Light Meets Dark
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Microscopic Imager
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's 'Eagle Crater' soil survey displays a mixture of light and dark soil units with several different types of clasts, or particles, held in surrounding fine-grained sands.
PIA05649:
'Cookies and Cream' Under the Microscope
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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The image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity features small grains one millimeter (0.04 inch) or less in size and somewhat lighter in color than those in other soil units observed in Eagle Crater.
PIA05650:
'Vanilla' Under the Microscope
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Microscopic Imager
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The image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity illustrates the tremendous variety of soil types and shapes found in Eagle Crater on Mars.
PIA05651:
No Two Soil Patches Are Alike
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Hazcam
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This image taken by the hazard-avoidance camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover investigating a bright patch of soil dubbed 'Mont Blanc' on Meridiani Planum.
PIA05652:
At Work in the Plains of Meridiani
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Navigation Camera
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This cylindrical mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the view south of the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.' The rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' and the hole the rover drilled in to it can be seen at the lower left.
PIA05653:
What Lies Ahead
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Navigation Camera
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This 3-D cylindrical-perspective mosaic taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on sol 82 shows the view south of the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05654:
What Lies Ahead (3-D)
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Navigation Camera
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the view south of the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.' The rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' and the hole the rover drilled in to it can be seen at the lower left.
PIA05655:
What Lies Ahead (left-eye)
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Navigation Camera
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the view south of the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.' The rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' and the hole the rover drilled in to it can be seen at the lower left.
PIA05656:
What Lies Ahead (right-eye)
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity focuses on the rock dubbed 'Bounce,' which the rover's airbag-wrapped lander hit upon landing in Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
PIA05657:
Visiting the Scene of Landing
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took the four images that make up this mosaic that reveals the drilled surface of the target called 'New York' on the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal.'
PIA05658:
A Tough Grind
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Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this image of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' taken after the rover's rock abrasion tool completed a grind to produce the hole on Mazatzal's surface. The wheel tracks are seen at the base of the rock.
PIA05659:
Door to 'Mazatzal's' Past
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Microscopic Imager
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This mosaic, created from four images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's microscopic imager, outlines the target on 'Bounce' rock that the rover's rock abrasion tool later abraded.
PIA05660:
Eye on "Bounce"
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This microscopic image mosaic was created by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit after it had completed a second grind with its rock abrasion tool at the target 'New York' on the rock named 'Mazatzal.'
PIA05661:
A Grind Well Done
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This microscopic image was created after NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit completed a second grind with its rock abrasion tool at the target 'New York' on the rock named 'Mazatzal.'
PIA05667:
Rock Bites into "Bounce"
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Hazcam
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity front left hazard-avoidance camera shows a pebble caught in rover's front right wheel.
PIA05668:
On a Roll
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Panoramic Camera
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks to the southeast from inside Eagle Crater. This was among the first peeks out into the plains, revealing the enigmatic dark feature dubbed 'Bounce' rock.
PIA05669:
Rock on the Range
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took this image of the rock dubbed 'Bounce.' The rock has a number of shiny surfaces and textures on it. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) logo is seen in the foreground.
PIA05670:
Bounce Rock Close-Up
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image shows the hole drilled by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's rock abrasion tool into the rock dubbed 'Bounce.' The tool drilled about 7 mm into the rock and generated small piles of 'tailings' or rock dust around the central hole.
PIA05671:
Bounce Rock Dimple
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Panoramic Camera
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This image from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's shows one octant of a larger panoramic image of 'Lion King' facing directly into the crater and showing small features in the field near the rover arm, to features larger on the horizon.
PIA05672:
Lion King Surveys Homeland
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a daisy pattern created by the rover's rock abrasion tool on the surface of 'Mazatzal.' The pattern was made as the rover brushed dust off enough area on the rock to form the pattern.
PIA05673:
Daisy in Full Bloom on "Mazatzal"
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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Daisy in Full Bloom on
PIA11384:
Daisy in Full Bloom on "Mazatzal" (False Color)
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This graph shows the chemical composition of the rock at Gusev Crater dubbed 'Mazatzal' after it was brushed and ground by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rock abrasion tool.
PIA05674:
Outer Appearances Can Be Deceiving
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This graph shows the chemical composition of the rock at Gusev Crater dubbed 'Mazatzal' after it was brushed and ground by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rock abrasion tool.
PIA05675:
What's on the Inside Counts
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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This graph shows the relative concentrations of bromine and chlorine at various locations on Earth and Mars. Typically, bromine and chlorine stick together in a fixed ratio, as in martian meteorites and Earth seawater.
PIA05676:
Bromine and Chlorine Go Separate Ways
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Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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These graphs show the infrared light signatures, or spectra, of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' before and after it was brushed clean with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rock abrasion tool.
PIA05677:
"Mazatzal" Vs. "Humphrey"
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Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows 'Bounce Rock.' There appears to be a dusty coating on the top of parts of the rock, which may have been broken when it was struck by the airbags while rolling to a stop.
PIA05678:
Bounce Rock Snapshot
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This enhanced-color image NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' after a portion of its surface was brushed clean by the rover's rock abrasion tool. The reddish material on the left is the original dust coating.
PIA05679:
'Mazatzal's' Sparkly Self
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This close-up image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's microscopic imager shows a section of the hole drilled into the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' after the hole was ground for a second time.
PIA05680:
'Mazatzal's' Many Coats
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Panoramic Camera
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This approximate true-color image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' before the rover drilled into it with its rock abrasion tool.
PIA05681:
'Mazatzal' Before the Grind
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the rover's grinding of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' with its rock abrasion tool. The picture shows the untouched rock, which is covered in a light-toned coating and red dust particles.
PIA05682:
Step 1: Choose a Target
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera during the rover's grinding of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal' with its rock abrasion tool. The exposed, dark surface is a second coating beneath a top white veneer.
PIA05683:
Step 2: Clean the Areas
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the rover's grinding of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal.' Dark grey coating is seen after brushing remains on the right side of the hole, while the left side is the underlying basaltic rock.
PIA05684:
Step 3: Grind the Rock
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