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Opportunity's sol 5000 self-portrait

Opportunity's sol 5000 self-portrait

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / USGS / James Sorenson / Don Davis

Opportunity's sol 5000 self-portrait
On sol 5000 of its 90-day mission, Opportunity used its Microscopic Imager (MI) to capture a view of itself on Mars. The MI is designed to view targets very close to the lens and has no focus capability, so its images of the rover are out of focus. It took 17 MI frames to cover the rover. This mosaic has been artificially colorized using a Mars-appropriate color palette.

This image has now been updated, with a lower tier added that includes the wheels.

© This image is copyrighted with all rights reserved. Do not reuse in any way without permission. Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Don Davis : James Sorenson

Original image data dated on or about February 16, 2018

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