PIA16161: Hello, MAHLI
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: MAHLI
Mastcam
Product Size: 917 x 688 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Full-Res TIFF: PIA16161.tif (1.894 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA16161.jpg (70.73 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image shows the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. The image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera on the 32nd Martian day, or sol, of operations on the surface (Sept. 7, 2012, PDT or Sept. 8, 2012, UTC). MAHLI, with its LED (light-emitting diode) lights on, can be seen in the middle of the picture. Scientists and engineers imaged MAHLI to inspect its dust cover and check that its LED lights are functional.

Scientists enhanced the color in this version to show the Martian scene as it would appear under the lighting conditions we have on Earth, which helps in analyzing the terrain.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2012-09-12