Oppy gives Mars the brush off…

High up on the eastern flank of Cape York, Opportunity is busy studying “Sandcherry” (thanks M!), one of the eroded plates of rock close to the Kirkwood outcrop. Most recently she has been using the tools on the end of her robot arm to brush clean the surface of the rock, perhaps in preparation for drilling into it with her rock abrasion tool, or RAT. Click on the image below to see what she’s been doing…

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