PIA04311: First IMP Image Showing Something That Looks Like 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:  256 x 248 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  California Institute of Technology 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04311.tif (23.08 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04311.jpg (10.43 kB)

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This is the first image captured by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) that dedicates a significant portion of the frame to the Martian surface. This image was acquired by IMP at 8:48 MLST sol 1.

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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