5000 sols

5000 sols
5000 sols Members of the MER ops team worked together to help Opportunity celebrate her 5000th day on Mars by taking her first-ever selfie with her Microscopic Imager camera (left). About a week later, the team had the robot take an additional lower tier of pictures for the mosaic to include the rover’s right wheel. James Sorenson processed the image presented here. Don Davis colorized it using a realistic Mars palette. At LPSC, Steve Squyres gave a shout out to members of the ops team at JPL (right) who have helped make the MER mission possible. NASA / JPL-Caltech / J. Sorenson / D. Davis

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