PIA05659: Door to 'Mazatzal's' Past
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Hazcam
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this image of the rock dubbed "Mazatzal" with its hazard-avoidance camera on sol 82. It was taken after the rover's rock abrasion tool completed a 3 hour and 45 minute grind to produce the hole on Mazatzal's surface. The wheel tracks that can be seen at the base of the rock are the result of rover positioning.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-30