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Emily LakdawallaOctober 2, 2009

It would appear that Opportunity has stumbled upon another meteorite

A nice place to stop for the weekend:

Shelter Island

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / mosaic by Astro0

Shelter Island
Combined Opportunity Pancam and Navcam view of the meteorite Shelter Island on sol 2022.

I wonder if this came from the same original body as Block Island, or if Meridiani is the kind of slowly deflating landscape that accumulates meteorites at its surface, like the ANSMET meteorite hunting spots in Antarctica?

Read more: meteorites, pretty pictures, Opportunity, amateur image processing, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars

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