Aug 9, 2019

NASA ‘Optometrists’ Verify Mars 2020 Rover’s 20/20 Vision

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No glasses needed! 🤓After a visit from our rover ‘optometrist’, #Mars2020 checks out with 20/20 vision. Equipped with several high definition cameras, our new red planet rover will acquire panoramic 3D image data, examine soil for life and more! Check it out:

Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars 2020 rover underwent an “eye” exam after several cameras were installed on it. The rover contains an armada of imaging capabilities, from wide-angle landscape cameras to narrow-angle high-resolution zoom lens cameras.

Photo of close-up of the head of Mars 2020's remote sensing mast.

This image, taken in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility’s High Bay 1 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on July 23, 2019, shows a close-up of the head of Mars 2020’s remote sensing mast. The mast head contains the SuperCam instrument (its lens is in the large circular opening). In the gray boxes beneath mast head are the two Mastcam-Z imagers. On the exterior sides of those imagers are the rover’s two navigation cameras.

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