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Pot of Gold (Mars)

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Pot of Gold (Mars)

Pot of Gold Rock
The knobby "Pot of Gold" rock on Mars.
Feature type Rock
Coordinates

Pot of Gold is the nickname for a knobby, softball-sized rock in Gusev Crater on Mars. During an examination by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on June 25, 2004, Hematite was first detected by Spirit, suggesting a watery past on Mars.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Webster, Guy; Brown, Dwayne (June 25, 2004). "Mars Rover Surprises Continue; Spirit, Too, Finds Hematite".  

External links

  • Nasa's Mars Exploration Program
Notable rocks on Mars
Adirondack
(Spirit)
Barnacle Bill
(Sojourner)
Bathurst Inlet
(Curiosity)
Big Joe*
(Viking)
Block Island
(Opportunity) M
Bounce
(Opportunity)
Coronation
(Curiosity)
El Capitan
(Opportunity)
Esperance*
(Opportunity)
Goulburn
(Curiosity)
Heat Shield
(Opportunity) M
Home Plate
(Spirit)
Hottah
(Curiosity)
Jake Matijevic
(Curiosity)
Last Chance
(Opportunity)
Link
(Curiosity)
Mackinac Island
(Opportunity) M
Mimi*
(Spirit)
Oileán Ruaidh
(Opportunity) M
Pot of Gold
(Spirit)
Rocknest 3
(Curiosity)
Shelter Island
(Opportunity) M
Tintina
(Curiosity)
Yogi
(Sojourner)
|(Notes: * = linked article is about the mission that encountered this rock; M = Meteorite)
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