PIA05288: Ground Inspection
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Microscopic Imager
Product Size: 512 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit microscopic imager, an instrument located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or arm, shows a patch of soil at the target nicknamed "Squiggle Dunes." The rover imaged this area, which measures 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across, just before it drove 24.4 meters (80.1 feet) on the 39th sol of its journey.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-14