Headlines > News > Examining 'Marquette Island'

Examining 'Marquette Island'

Published by Matt on Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:02 pm via: source
More share options

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used the wire brush of its rock abrasion tool during the rover’s 2,070th Martian day, or sol (Nov. 19, 2009), to scour dust from a circular target area on a rock called “Marquette Island.”

The brushed target area, called “Peck Bay,” is visible as a dark circle about 5 centimeters (2 inches) in diameter just below the tool turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm in this image. The image was taken later the same sol by the rover’s front hazard-avoidance camera.

Opportunity Examining Marquette Island. Credit: NASA

Opportunity Examining Marquette Island. Credit: NASA

Opportunity is performing an extensive analysis of this rock, which initial investigation suggests may be a stony meteorite.

No comments
Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!
Leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.
© 2018 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use