Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What's the scale on Mars rover "Microscopic Imager" images ?

  1. Oct 15, 2014 #1

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 15, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    The MI is mounted on an arm and does not have a single resolution.
    Certainly the images are pretty meaningless without it.

    The consensus seems to be that the image is an impression of a screw from the base of the APXS - you can also see how the base has flattened the dirt and a section of it's arc.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2014 #3
    It looks like a match ...

    apxs_portrait-br.jpg

    mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/images/apxs_portrait-br.jpg

    something-screwy-on-mars-rover-microscopic-imager-jpg.74445.jpg
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook