PIA05220: Back in Action
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Spirit
 Instrument:  Panoramic Camera
 Product Size:  1025 x 1025 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Cornell University 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05220.tif (3.156 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05220.jpg (137 kB)

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This image shows the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's "hand," or the tip of the instrument deployment device, poised in front of the rock nicknamed Adirondack, the rover's first science target since developing communication problems over two weeks ago. In preparation for grinding into Adirondack, Spirit cleaned off a portion of the rock's surface with a stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool and seen here at the end of the yellow arrow. The image was taken by the rover's panoramic camera.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-06