This image of the Sojourner rover was taken near the end of daytime operations on Sol 41. The right front wheel is parked on a small rock, perching the left front wheel above the surface. Behind the rover is the rock "Wedge," which was studied by Sojourner's Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer on the night of Sol 37.
Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.