Status Report

NASA Spirit Rover Image: Rocks: Windows to History of Mars

By SpaceRef Editor
January 19, 2004
Filed under , , ,

This full-resolution image taken by the panoramic camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before it rolled of the lander shows the rocky surface of Mars. Scientists are eager to begin examining the rocks because, unlike soil, these “little time capsules” hold memories of the ancient processes that formed them. Data from the camera’s red, green and blue filters were combined to create this true color picture.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

High resolution

SpaceRef staff editor.