PIA05327: Moessbauer Nose Print
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Opportunity
 Instrument:  Microscopic Imager
Moessbauer Spectrometer 
 Product Size:  1024 x 1024 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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This image was taken by the microscopic imager, an instrument located on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's instrument deployment device, or "arm." The image shows the imprint of the donut-shaped plate on the rover's Moessbauer spectrometer instrument, also located on the "arm." The Moessbauer spectrometer was deployed within the trench to investigate the fine-grained soil for iron-bearing minerals. The area in this image measures approximately 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across.

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