MER SSTB Instrumental arm

Underneath the MER SSTB mast is the instrumented arm, which carries an abrasion tool for scraping the surface off rocks.
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Underneath the mast is the instrumented arm, which carries an abrasion tool for scraping the surface off rocks, along with a microscopic imager and two spectrometers to analyze rocks and soil.

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Mark Avino

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NASM2020-00513

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