PIA01569: Sojourner Rover Leaving the "Rock Garden" - Right Eye
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: 460 x 227 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Addition Date: 1999-07-02
Primary Data Set: MARS_PATHFINDER_PAGE
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This is the right image of a stereo image pair taken on the afternoon of Sol 71 (September 14) shows Sojourner leaving the "Rock Garden," an assemblage of large rocks behind and to the right of the rover. Sojourner's last target was the rock "Stimpy," seen at the far right.

This image and PIA01568 (left eye) make up a stereo pair.

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 an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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:
1999-07-02