July 27, 2004
Yogi is a meter-size rock about 5 meters northwest of the Mars Pathfinder lander and was the second rock visited by the Sojourner Rover's alpha proton X-ray spectrometer (APXS) instrument. This mosaic shows super resolution techniques applied to the second APXS target rock, which was poorly illuminated in the rover's forward camera view taken before the instrument was deployed. Super resolution was applied to help to address questions about the texture of this rock and what it might tell us about its mode of origin.
Topics: Oxia Palus quadrangle, Mars Pathfinder, Discovery program, Entertainment Culture, Alpha, X-ray, Alpha particle X-ray spectrometer, Barnacle Bill, Yogi Rock, Rover, Mars Exploration Rover, Mars, Science