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Opportunity's unsuccessful attempt to image Schiaparelli
Filed under pretty pictures, Opportunity, amateur image processing, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars
The Opportunity rover stared hopefully above the horizon on October 19, 2016 to attempt to spot the Schiaparelli lander under parachute, taking several images, but the attempt was not successful. Some images do have stray specks but, like the one in this image, they are too long and angled wrong to be the European lander.
Original image data dated on or about October 19, 2016.
This image is in the public domain.
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