This engineering drawing shows the five devices that make up the turret at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover. These include: the drill for acquiring powdered samples from interiors of rocks.
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Tools at Curiosity's 'Fingertips'

This engineering drawing shows the five devices that make up the turret at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover. These include: the drill for acquiring powdered samples from interiors of rocks; the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS); the sample processing subsystem named Collection and Handling for Interior Martian Rock Analysis (CHIMRA), which includes a scoop that can scoop up lose dirt from the Martian surface; the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) and the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).

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ID#:
PIA16145

Date added:
2012-09-06

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

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1438 x 933 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech