PIA01122: Sojourner Rover Near "The Dice"
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: 1276 x 1175 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P49456
MRPS86246
Addition Date: 1997-12-12
Other Information: Science Magazine, 5 December, 1997
Primary Data Set: MARS_PATHFINDER_PAGE
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Original Caption Released with Image:

Lander image of rover near "The Dice" (three small rocks behind the rover) and "Yogi" on sol 22. Color (red, green, and blue filters at 6:1 compression) image shows dark rocks, bright red dust, dark red soil exposed in rover tracks, and dark (black) soil. The APXS is in view at the rear of the vehicle, and the forward stereo cameras and laser light stripers are in shadow just below the front edge of the solar panel.

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1997-12-12