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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-11 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-14 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-14 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's instrument deployment device or 'arm', shows the crater floor at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Grains of soil on the floor appear sand-sized with millimeter-sized pebbles on top.
PIA05324:
Tiny Pebbles
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Microscopic Imager
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the crater floor at Meridiani Planum, Mars, after the rover dug a trench on Feb. 16, 2004. A small patch of soil is seen in the center of the trench wall with the rovers' tracks leading off in the distance.
PIA05325:
Taking a Deeper Look
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity 's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' reveals shiny, spherical objects embedded within the trench wall at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05326:
The Mystery of the Sparkling Spheres
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Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the imprint of the donut-shaped plate on the rover's Moessbauer spectrometer instrument, located on rover's the 'arm.' The rover was investigating fine-grained soil for iron-bearing minerals.
PIA05327:
Moessbauer Nose Print
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity 's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' shows the partial clotting or cement-like properties of the sand-sized grains within the wall trenched by the rover.
PIA05331:
"Stucco" Walls
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity 's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' shows partial 'clodding' or cementation of the sand-sized grains within twall trenched by the rover.
PIA05332:
"Stucco" Walls-2
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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This screenshot from a computer-generated animation shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's arm exploring the trench dug by one of its wheels. The rover's arm is designed to examine rocks and soil for signs of past water on Mars.
PIA05322:
Grooving in Trenchtown (computer animation)
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's arm exploring the trench the rover dug with one of its wheels. The arm holds a suite of scientific instruments designed to examine rocks and soil for signs of past water on Mars.
PIA05323:
Grooving in Trenchtown Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's shows two regions of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The region on the left, dubbed 'Charlie Flats,' was imaged because it contains an assortment of small grains, pebbles and spherules, as well as bo
PIA05328:
Charlie Flats and El Capitan
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This view from NASA's Opportunity rover shows a rock collection dubbed 'El Capitan' near its landing site, located within a larger outcrop nicknamed 'Opportunity Ledge.'
PIA05338:
Plotting and Scheming
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Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity casts a shadow over the El Capitan area on Mars. Opportunity used its rock abrasion tool to grind a small hole into Opportunity Ledge.
PIA05442:
Opportunity at El Capitan
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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The semi-circular depression in this microscopic image resulted from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's first grinding of a rock on Mars. The rock abrasion tool sliced into the surface on a rock called 'McKittrick' on Feb. 23, 2004.
PIA05445:
Opportunity Slices into the Surface of Mars
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity noticed 'layers' or 'scratches' on a spherical object called 'blueberry.' The scrapes on the blueberry appear to have occurred when it got dislodged slightly and its surface was scraped with the grinding pad.
PIA05446:
Grinding Wheel Profile
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity watches a sunset on a martian afternoon. Rapid dimming of the Sun near the horizon is due to the dust in the sky. Dust in the martian atmosphere scatters blue light forward creating a'halo' of blueish sky color.
PIA05343:
The Sun Sets on Mars Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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The rocky outcrop traversed by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is visible in this 3-dimensional model of the rover's landing site. The white crumpled fragments are portions of the rover's airbags.
PIA05451:
Opportunity Landing Spot Panorama (3-D Model)
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a region of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars, dubbed 'Charlie Flats.' This region contains a diverse assortment of small grains, pebbles and spherules, and both dark and light soil deposits.
PIA05456:
Charlie Flats
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the 'El Capitan' region of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. On the bottom is the view obtained from the 'Alpha' waypoint station.
PIA05457:
El Capitan
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Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity provides a circular sign of the success of the rover's first grinding of a rock. The round, shallow hole seen in this image is on a rock dubbed 'McKittrick,' located in the 'El Capitan' area of the larger outcrop
PIA05459:
Circular Signs of the Rock Abrasion Tool
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's now-empty lander, the Challenger Memorial Station, at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05460:
Opportunity's Empty Nest
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Panoramic Camera
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This is a screenshot from a computer-generated visualization tool used by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity scientists to find the rover's best position for observing a target dubbed 'Last Chance' layered rock, on the far east end of the outcrop.
PIA05461:
Pre-Planning the "Last Chance"
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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These plots, or spectra, show that a rock dubbed 'McKittrick' near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars, has higher concentrations of sulfur and bromine than a nearby patch of soil nicknamed 'Tarmac.'
PIA05467:
History Leaves Salts Behind
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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These plots, or spectra, show that a rock dubbed 'McKittrick' near the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars, possesses the highest concentration of sulfur yet observed on Mars.
PIA05468:
"McKittrick" Rich in Sulfur
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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These plots, or spectra, show that a rock dubbed 'McKittrick' near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars, has higher concentrations of sulfur and bromine than a nearby patch of soil nicknamed 'Tarmac.'
PIA05469:
Salty Martian Rock
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This spectrum, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's Moessbauer spectrometer, shows the presence of an iron-bearing mineral called jarosite in the collection of rocks dubbed 'El Capitan'
PIA05470:
Mineral Tells Tale of Watery Past
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This spectrum, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's Moessbauer spectrometer, shows the presence of an iron-bearing mineral called jarosite in the collection of rocks dubbed 'El Capitan'
PIA05471:
Mineral Tells Tale of Watery Past-2
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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These plots, or spectra, show that the rock collection dubbed 'El Capitan' near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars, consists of three primary mineral groups, sulfate, silicates, and oxides.
PIA05472:
"El Capitan" Exposed!
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Microscopic Imager
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a geological feature dubbed 'Robert E.' Light from the top is illuminating the feature, which is located within the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05473:
Focused on Robert E
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Microscopic Imager
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This image, taken by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a geological region of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars dubbed 'El Capitan.' Light from the top is illuminating the region.
PIA05474:
Focus on El Capitan
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Microscopic Imager
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This image, taken by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a geological region of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars dubbed 'El Capitan.' Light from the top is illuminating the region.
PIA05475:
Focus on El Capitan-2
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Microscopic Imager
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This image, taken by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a geological region of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars dubbed 'El Capitan.' Light from the top is illuminating the region.
PIA05476:
Focus on El Capitan-3
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Navigation Camera
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This partial panoramic image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the lander in the center of the crater at Meridiani Planum, Mars. In view are plains outside the crater, the rover tracks, and the airbag bounce marks behind the lander.
PIA05477:
Over Here, Over There
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a close up of the rock dubbed 'El Capitan,' located in the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum. Seen are fine, parallel lamination in the upper area of the rock, and scattered sphere-shaped objects.
PIA05478:
The Texture of El Capitan
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Microscopic Imager
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The microscopic imager onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a portion of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars, dubbed 'Guadalupe.'
PIA05479:
Focus on Guadalupe
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows an extreme close-up of the 'El Capitan' region, part of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. This region appears laminated, or composed of layers of firmly united material.
PIA05480:
Larger Grains Suggest Presence of Fluid
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This graph shows the relative abundances of sulfur (in the form of sulfur tri-oxide) and chlorine at three Meridiani Planum sites: soil measured in the small crater where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity landedin 2004.
PIA05483:
A Trail of Salts
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the eastern plains that stretch beyond the small crater where the rover landed. In the distance, the rim of a larger crater dubbed 'Endurance' can be seen.
PIA05484:
Opportunity Spies "Endurance" on the Horizon
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a close-up of the region dubbed 'El Capitan,' which lies within the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. A spherule, or sphere-shaped grain, is penetrating the interior of a small cavity called a vug.
PIA05481:
Which Came First? Vug or Spherule?
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rock nicknamed Last Chance, which lies within the outcrop near the rover's landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars. At the base of the rock, layers can be seen dipping downward to the right.
PIA05482:
Ripples in Rocks Point to Water
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Panoramic Camera
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This mosaic of images taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rock region dubbed 'El Capitan,' which lies within the larger outcrop near the rover's landing site.
PIA05492:
"El Capitan's" Scientific Gems
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the shapes of the vugs, or small cavities, located on the region dubbed 'El Capitan.' The region is part of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05493:
Vugs Provide Clues to Martian Past
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Hazcam
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's tracks left by the rover during its latest 'dance,' or series of maneuvers, around the rock outcrop near its landing site on Meridiani Planum.
PIA05494:
A View of Opportunity's Dance Moves
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Microscopic Imager
Navigation Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the layered rocks of the 'El Capitan' area near the rover's landing site at Meridani Planum, Mars. Visible on two of the rocks are the holes drilled by the rover.
PIA05495:
Evidence of a Water-Soaked Past
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows its 'capture magnet,' which attracts atmospheric dust particles from its front deck. Lighter-colored area are clean sections are virtually free of dust, and dark areas are places where dust has collected.
PIA05496:
Mars Magnet Hits the Bull's-Eye
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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These maps from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera mast assembly, show the hematite abundance as detected by the instrument from inside the crater at Opportunity's landing site.
PIA05548:
Here-a-Hematite, There-a-Hematite
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Navigation Camera
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These maps, acquired from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity prior to the rover's roll-off, show the five locations the rover visited along the Meridiani Planum rock outcrop (dubbed 'Alpha,' 'Bravo,' 'Charlie,' Delta,' and 'Echo').
PIA05549:
Patches of Hematite
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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 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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