Many prominent rocks near the Sagan Memorial Station are featured in this image, from NASA's Mars Pathfinder. Wedge is at lower left; Shark, Half-Dome, and Pumpkin are at center. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
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Sojourner's Favorite Rocks - in 3-D

Many prominent rocks near the Sagan Memorial Station are featured in this image, taken in stereo by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 3. 3-D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail. Wedge is at lower left; Shark, Half-Dome, and Pumpkin are at center. Flat Top, about four inches high, and Little Flat Top are at center. The "Twin Peaks" in the distance are one to two kilometers away. Curvature in the image is due to parallax.

Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

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Image details

ID#:
PIA00678

Date added:
1997-07-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)

Spacecraft:
Mars Pathfinder Lander

Instruments:
Imager for Mars Pathfinder

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL