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Press Release Images: Opportunity
02-Apr-2004
 
At Work on 'Bounce Rock'
At Work on 'Bounce Rock'

NASA's Opportunity used its robotic arm to examine "Bounce Rock" during the rover's 67th sol on Mars, April 1, 2004. This animation is made up of eight images taken with the front hazard-avoidance camera while the arm, called the instrument deployment device, was in various positions during that sol.

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A Crack Runs Through It
A Crack Runs Through It

This 3-D image taken by the microscopic imager on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a close-up of the center of the rock abrasion tool hole, ground into �Bounce� on the rover�s 66th sol on Mars. Features smaller than one-tenth of a millimeter (.004 inches) are visible. The observed area is a little over 3 centimeters (1.2 inches). The canyon-like crack that runs across the bottom half of the image is really only about 2 millimeters (about 0.08 inches) deep. Scientists are currently using a variety of instruments to study the chemical content of the rock.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS
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