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

  1. Oct 15, 2014 #1

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    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
     
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