Earth’s first interplanetary hole-in-one!

Earth’s first interplanetary hole-in-one!
Earth’s first interplanetary hole-in-one! Opportunity used her Panoramic Camera (Pancam) to take this image shortly after bouncing down on Mars, at 9:05 pm, Jan. 24, 2004 PST. One of the first images the rover beamed back to Earth, it shows the Martian landscape at Meridiani Planum – and clearly shows that the rover scored, astonishingly, Earth’s first interplanetary, 300-million-mile hole-in-one! After bouncing down, she rolled right into a small crater that the team soon named Eagle. It was an incredible, awesome landing that lit JPL, and the whole world was watching and applauding. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU

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