PIA05098: Virtual Rover Deploys Arm
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Spirit
 Product Size:  1321 x 850 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05098.tif (1.589 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05098.jpg (146.6 kB)

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This image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit highlights the first patch of soil examined by the rover's microscopic imager. The imager is located on the rover's instrument deployment device, or "arm." The rover can be seen to the right. Engineers first deployed the arm early Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2004.

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