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Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI): Inital Observations and ActivitiesMAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) is a 2-megapixel focusable macro lens color camera on the turret on Curiosity's robotic arm. The investigation centers on stratigraphy, grain-scale texture, structure, mineralogy, and morphology of geologic materials at Curiosity's Gale robotic field site. MAHLI acquires focused images at working distances of 2.1 cm to infinity; for reference, at 2.1 cm the scale is 14 microns/pixel; at 6.9 cm it is 31 microns/pixel, like the Spirit and Opportunity Microscopic Imager (MI) cameras.
Document ID
20150007463
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Edgett, K. S. (Malin Space Science Systems San Diego, CA, United States)
Yingst, R. A. (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Minitti, M. E. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Robinson, M. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kennedy, M. R. (Malin Space Science Systems San Diego, CA, United States)
Lipkaman, L. J. (Malin Space Science Systems San Diego, CA, United States)
Jensen, E. H. (Malin Space Science Systems San Diego, CA, United States)
Anderson, R. C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bean, K. M. (Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Beegle, L. W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Carsten, J. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Collins, C. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cooper, B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Deen, R. G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gupta, S. (Imperial Coll. of London London, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
May 6, 2015
Publication Date
March 18, 2013
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Meeting Information
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC 2013)(The Woodlands, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHALI)
eolian sand deposit