PIA05322: Grooving in Trenchtown (computer animation)
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Product Size: 1092 x 724 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image is a screenshot from a computer-generated animation showing the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's arm exploring the trench dug by one of its wheels. The rover's arm, or instrument deployment device, holds a suite of scientific instruments designed to examine rocks and soil for signs of past water on Mars. One of these instruments, the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer, is shown here investigating the trench. The movie was generated from data taken by the rover's onboard sensors.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-19