PIA05671: Bounce Rock Dimple
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
Product Size: 645 x 386 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This panoramic camera image shows the hole drilled by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's rock abrasion tool into the rock dubbed "Bounce" on Sol 65 of the rover's journey. The tool drilled about 7 millimeters (0.3 inches) into the rock and generated small piles of "tailings" or rock dust around the central hole, which is about 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) across. The image from sol 66 of the mission was acquired using the panoramic camera's 430 nanometer filter.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-04-01