Hungry for Rocks
December 19, 2004
This image taken by the panoramic camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows "Sashimi" and "Sushi" - two rocks that scientists considered investigating first. Ultimately, these rocks were not chosen because their rough and dusty surfaces are ill-suited for grinding. Dusty surfaces also can obscure observations of a rock's top coating. Data from the panoramic camera's red, blue and green filters were combined to create this approximate true color picture.
Topics: Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Space exploration, Hospitality Recreation, Sashimi, Sushi, Adirondack, Rover, Mars