PIA05442: Opportunity at El Capitan
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
Product Size: 512 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity casts a shadow over the El Capitan area that the rover is examining with tools on its robotic arm. Opportunity took this image with its front hazard-avoidance camera on Feb. 23, 2004, during the rover's 29th martian day, or sol. Opportunity used its rock abrasion tool to grind a small hole into Opportunity Ledge later on sol 29 to prepare for using the other tools on its arm to analyze the freshly exposed rock during subsequent sols.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-24