PIA16145: Tools at Curiosity's 'Fingertips'
Target Name: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Product Size: 1438 x 933 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This engineering drawing shows the five devices that make up the turret at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover. These include: the drill for acquiring powdered samples from interiors of rocks; the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS); the sample processing subsystem named Collection and Handling for Interior Martian Rock Analysis (CHIMRA), which includes a scoop that can scoop up lose dirt from the Martian surface; the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) and the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2012-09-06