PIA05637: Spring Cleaning
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:
This animation show the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity brushing bright materials off a circular patch of the rock dubbed "Mazatzal." The freshly exposed rock was investigated by instruments on the rover's arm on sol 80 (March 25, 2004). On sol 81, Opportunity used its rock abrasion tool, also located on its arm, to grind into the cleaned-off rock. This animation consists of images taken by the rover's hazard-avoidance camera on sol 79.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-26