'Pot of Gold' Close-up
December 27, 2004
This false-color image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a close-up of the rock dubbed "Pot of Gold" (upper left), which is located near the base of the "Columbia Hills" in Gusev Crater. Scientists are intrigued by this unusual-looking, nodule-covered rock and plan to investigate its detailed chemistry in coming sols. This picture was taken on sol 159 (June 14, 2004).
Topics: Pot of Gold, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Environment, Larry's Lookout, Columbia Hills, Gusev crater, Opportunity rover, Mars