Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Nov 4 2011

Mars Photo of the Day - Nov 4 2011

Today's Image of Mars is a color closeup of the mysterious vein called Homestake.  Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has stopped to examine it en route to find a safe haven for the looming winter. The MER team is very interested in this protruding rock.

But of all the rocks on Mars, why this rock?

Well according to the MER principle investigator, Steve Squyres,  this rock is "different than anything from anything we've ever seen with either rover, a completely new thing on Mars, never seen anywhere. And we're pretty charged up about it." Now if you ask me, that is something to be excited about! And just look at how much it stands out!

I  promise that I will keep you updated on all developments related to this vein!

Click on the image to see the article containing this image, as well as other amazing images of this vein enhanced by Stuart Atkinson from The Road to Endeavour. If you don's you'll really be missing out!

The image was colored and augmented by Stuart Atkinson from The Road to Endeavour.