Daisy in Full Bloom
April 8, 2004
This image from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit panoramic camera shows a daisy pattern created by the rover's rock abrasion tool on the surface of Mazatzal. The pattern was made as the rover brushed dust off enough area on the rock to match the field of view of the rover's miniature thermal emission spectrometer instrument.
Topics: Environment, Rock Abrasion Tool, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Thermal infrared spectroscopy, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 March, Mini-TES, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Rover, Mars