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This engineering drawing shows the five devices that make up the turret at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover.
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09.06.2012

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).

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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