Northeastern Meridiani

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The remarkable terrain at the 'center' of the planet (0 degrees latitude and longitude) is called Meridiani Planum. It hosts a rare occurrence of gray crystalline hematite that is being visited by Opportunity, one of the two Mars Exploration Rovers. Just to the ENE of the hematite deposit is the eroded, layered terrain seen in this image, which lacks spectral evidence for hematite. Small regions that may be sand dunes occur within the darker material.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V05717012 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-03-29 22:37
Thu, 2003-04-17
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017802 km/pixel
0.017931 km/pixel


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