Distant Focus is designing and fabricating the microscope for JPL's PUFFER rover system. Using a novel folded-optical microscope design, this high resolution imaging system has been designed to next-generation rovers. These tiny rovers are designed to be lightweight and inexpensive, allowing many to be sent on a single mission and enabling missions that would otherwise be too risky. The rover's small size and small optic will allow it to investigate spaces that were previously inaccesible.
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