PIA06752: A Hole in 'Kettlestone'
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Opportunity
 Instrument:  Microscopic Imager
 Product Size:  1987 x 1958 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06752.tif (3.346 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06752.jpg (492.3 kB)

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This mosaic was produced from pictures taken with the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on sol 154 (June 29, 2004). It shows one of a series of holes ground by the rover's rock abrasion tool in "Endurance Crater." This time Opportunity stretched its arm, or instrument deployment device, out to a target called "Kettlestone." Grinding for just over two hours on sol 153, Opportunity successfully created a hole 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) in diameter and 4.17 millimeters (.16 inches) deep.

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