PIA05140: Meridiani Planum Soil
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 512 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image shows one of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's first views of the martian soil after its successful landing at Meridiani Planum on Mars. Opportunity landed Saturday night at approximately 9:05 PST. The image was taken by the rover's panoramic camera.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-25