The PIXL sensor head in a lab.

January 15, 2020

PIXL's sensor head before being integrated with the robotic arm at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In this image, four of the six legs of the sensor head's "hexapod" are visible. The adjustable legs of the hexapod allow minute adjustments so the sensor head can point its X-ray beam exactly at tiny structures in the rocks on Mars.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech

ENLARGE

You Might Also Like