Rock targets known as 'Esperance6,' and 'Lihir,' are shown in this false-color view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Esperance6 was deeply abraded with the rover's rock abrasion tool.
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'Esperance6' and 'Lihir' Rover Targets

This false-color view was taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the 3,230th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission (Feb. 23, 2013). The rock targets known as "Esperance6," and "Lihir," are shown. Esperance6 was deeply abraded with the rover's rock abrasion tool. These rocks are part of the Matijevic formation located on "Matijevic Hill" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The scene shown is approximately 27.6 inches (70 centimeters) across. An unlabeled image of these rocks is at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17074.

Image details

ID#:
PIA17756

Date added:
2014-01-23

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Panoramic Camera

Size:
1035 x 651 pixels (width x height)

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PIA17756.tif (2.02 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA17756.jpg (0.13 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.