Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Sojourner Rover View of Well-Rounded Pebbles in Cabbage Patch

Title: 
Sojourner Rover View of Well-Rounded Pebbles in Cabbage Patch
Original Caption Released with Image: 
Sojourner Rover image of rounded 4-cm-wide pebble (lower center) and excavation of cloddy deposit of Cabbage Patch at lower left. Note the bright wind tails of drift material extending from small rocks and the wheel track from upper right to lower left. Well-rounded objects, like the one in this image, were not seen at the Viking sites. These are thought to be pebbles liberated from sedimentary rocks composed of cemented silts, sands and rounded fragments; such rocks are called conglomerates. NOTE: original caption as published in Science Magazine Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Other Information: 
Addition Date: 
1998-01-07
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Spacecraft: 
Mars Pathfinder Rover
Target Name: 
Mars
Is a satellite of: 
Sol (our sun)
Instrument: 
Rover Cameras
Product Size: 
288 samples x 288 lines
Primary Data Set: 
MARS_PATHFINDER_PAGE
Producer ID: 
P49703 MRPS86809
facet_what: 
MPF
facet_where: 
California
facet_when: 
December, 1997
facet_when_year: 
1997
Image #: 
PIA01133
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA01133
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01133