Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars

Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars
Opportunity's first photo from the surface of Mars This Navcam image was returned by Opportunity shortly after its landing in Meridiani Planum on 25 January 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-Caltech / Emily Lakdawalla

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