PIA01120: Pathfinder on Mars
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Pathfinder Lander
 Instrument:  Imager for Mars Pathfinder 
 Product Size:  2550 x 3282 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P49427 MRPS86150
 Addition Date:  1997-12-12
Science Magazine, 5 December, 1997
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01120.tif (19.19 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01120.jpg (867.8 kB)

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The Sojourner Rover deploys the -proton x-ray spectrometer onto the rock named "Moe" within the rock garden in this 75- image, color-enhanced mosaic taken by the imager on the lander. (Image of the rover in the rock garden was taken on a different day than the terrain image.) The view is to the southwest, with the Carl Sagan Memorial Station in the foreground and South "Twin Peak" on the horizon about 1 km from the lander. [Image processed at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA]

NOTE: original caption as published in Science magazine.

Photojournal note: Sojourner spent 83 days of a planned seven-day mission exploring the Martian terrain, acquiring images, and taking chemical, atmospheric and other measurements. The final data transmission received from Pathfinder was at 10:23 UTC on September 27, 1997. Although mission managers tried to restore full communications during the following five months, the successful mission was terminated on March 10, 1998.

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