Ripples in The Soil
This is a three-dimensional stereo anaglyph of an image taken by the front navigation camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, showing an interesting patch of rippled soil. Spirit took this image on sol 37 (Feb. 9, 2004) after completing the longest drive ever made by a rover on another planet - 21.2 meters (69.6 feet). On sol 38 scientists plan to investigate this interesting location with the microscopic imager and Moessbauer spectrometer on Spirit's instrument deployment device.
Mars Soil in 3D
This image taken by the microscopic imager on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the powdery soil of Mars in 3-D. It is the sharpest look yet at the surface of another planet. The microscopic imager is located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or "arm."
Mars in Stereo
This image shows the martian terrain in 3-D. The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit
captured the image with its two high-resolution stereo panoramic cameras.
Shrouded in Dust
Dust-covered rocks can be seen in this portion of the 3-D image taken by the
panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Scientists plan to use
the rover's rock abrasion tool to grind away dusty and weathered rock,
exposing fresh rock underneath.
First 3-D Panorama of Spirit's Landing Site
This sprawling look at the martian landscape surrounding the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit
is the first 3-D stereo image from the rover's navigation camera. A surface depression
nicknamed "Sleepy Hollow" can be seen to center left of the image. Scientists theorize
that this topographic feature, measuring about 10 meters (30 feet) in diameter and
located approximately 10 to 20 meters (30 to 60 feet) away from Spirit, is either an
impact crater or a product of wind erosion.