The first interplanetary hole-in-one

The first interplanetary hole-in-one
The 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 hole-in-one. After bouncing down, she apparently rolled right into a small crater that the team soon named ‘Eagle.’ NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell

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