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Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars

Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars

NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

Opportunity's first photo from the surface of 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.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about January 25, 2004

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