'Hamersley' : Not Quite Like 'Eagle Crater'
May 1, 2004
This approximate true-color image mosaic from the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the target nicknamed Hamersley within Fram Crater. The nature of the outcrop material seen in this location is visibly disrupted. Some areas also have layering that may be distinctive from what scientists saw previously in Eagle Crater. Spirit is traveling toward a large crater dubbed Endurance. It may return to Fram for further analysis of its rocks and soils if time permits. The images in this mosaic were taken on sol 87 with the panoramic camera's 480-, 530- and 600-nanometer filters.
Topics: Endurance, Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle, Mars Exploration Rover, Environment, Eagle Crater, Erebus, Fram, Beagle, Opportunity rover, Eagle, Spirit rover