A small, upright cylindrical device about 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) wide and 8 centimeters (3.2 inches) tall houses the camera; next to it is a flat, rectangular electronics box about 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) tall, 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) wide, and 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) long.

February 16, 2009

The Mars Hand Lens Imager will provide close-up views of microbial-size features.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS




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