PIA05098: Virtual Rover Deploys Arm
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Product Size: 1321 x 850 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit highlights the first patch of soil examined by the rover's microscopic imager. The imager is located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or "arm." The rover can be seen to the right. Engineers first deployed the arm early Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2004.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-16