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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars

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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.

NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about January 25, 2004


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