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Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars
Filed under pretty pictures, pics of spacecraft in space, Opportunity, Mars Exploration Rovers, spacecraft, Mars
This Navcam image was returned by Opportunity shortly after its landing in Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004. The rover's mast had not yet been deployed, so the Navcams looked down the mast (the cylinder at left), across the pristine solar panels on the deck of the rover, at the wall of Eagle Crater, which contained a bright-colored outcrop of rock.
NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about January 25, 2004
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