Modern Art for Mastcam-Z
This modern-looking "geoboard" adds a pop of color to the lab at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California. With an array of colors and textures, this board looks like art, but it is an important tool for camera testing. Imaging the color samples and the rock and mineral specimens gives the camera team important references for when they are imaging rocks on Mars with Mastcam-Z.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California built and will manage operations of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover for NASA.
For more information about the mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020.