PIA06791: Sweeping the Dust Away
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Microscopic Imager
Product Size: 1940 x 1924 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit brushed the dust away from a rock target on an outcrop dubbed "Clovis" prior to grinding a hole and conducting mineral studies. This view is a mosaic combining four frames that Spirit took with its microscopic imager on martian sol 214 (Aug. 9, 2004).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS

Image Addition Date:
2004-08-20