This area of terrain near the Sagan Memorial Station was taken by NASA's Mars Pathfinder. 3-D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
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Martian Terrain - 3-D

This area of terrain near the Sagan Memorial Station was taken on Sol 3 by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP). 3-D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.

The IMP is a stereo imaging system with color capability provided by 24 selectable filters -- twelve filters per "eye." It stands 1.8 meters above the Martian surface, and has a resolution of two millimeters at a range of two meters.

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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ID#:
PIA00684

Date added:
1997-07-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)

Spacecraft:
Mars Pathfinder Lander

Instruments:
Imager for Mars Pathfinder

Size:
640 x 480 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
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PIA00684.jpg (0.06 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL