PIA05096: Spirit Reaches for Closer Look
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Hazcam
Product Size: 1024 x 1024 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image taken by the front hazard-identification camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover's robotic arm, or instrument deployment device. The arm was deployed from its stowed position beneath the "front porch" of the rover body early Friday morning. This is the first use of the arm to deploy the microscopic imager, one of four geological instruments located on the arm. The instrument will help scientists analyze and understand martian rocks and soils by taking very high resolution, close-up images.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/US Geological Survey

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-16