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.
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'Berries' on the Ground 2 (3-D)

This is the 3-D anaglyph showing a microscopic image taken of soil featuring round, blueberry-shaped rock formations on the crater floor at Meridiani Planum, Mars. This image was taken on the 13th day of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's journey, after the Moessbauer spectrometer, an instrument located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or "arm," was pressed down to measure the soil's iron mineralogy. Note the donut-shaped imprint of the instrument in the lower part of the image. The area in this image is approximately 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across.

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Image details

ID#:
PIA05275

Date added:
2004-02-12

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Moessbauer Spectrometer

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA05275.tif (2.62 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA05275.jpg (0.19 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS/Texas A&M