Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Close up of Meteorite on Meridiani Planum

This iron meteorite was discovered last week by the NASA Mars rover Opportunity on Meridiani Planum - the first meteorite discovered on another planet!



The latest microscopic imager pictures released today show some close-up images of the surface of the meteorite. This image shows a range of intriguing features - the dark markings towards the top of the frame, an interesting angular shaped inclusion jutting out of the rock and a very fresh looking hole in the dust on the surface, presumably caused by one of Opportunities instruments.

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