Digging into Aguas Calientes

Digging into Aguas Calientes
Digging into Aguas Calientes Early in March 2018, Opportunity used her Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) for the first time in more than 300 sols or Martian days to grind into a rock and then took the images above with her Panoramic Camera (Pancam). Left: A version of the rover’s work processed in false color, a technique that enables scientists to better discern the different geological elements in the image. Right: A Microscopic Imager (MI) picture of the rover’s work on Aguas Caliente. The scientists have found some interesting chemistry changes inside the freshly grinded rock, but found nothing that advanced their cause of discovering what formed Perseverance. Left: NASA / JPL-Caltech; Right: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU

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