PIA05227: Opportunity Bounces to a Stop
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Opportunity
 Instrument:  Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES) 
 Product Size:  875 x 345 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05227.tif (907.7 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05227.jpg (18.23 kB)

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In this close-up view of the path Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars, a computer-generated red line shows the spacecraft's bounce motions as it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The spacecraft bounced north approximately 26 times while safely encased in airbags, until it came to a stop inside the crater to the right of the image. The red line is superimposed on a mosaic of the three images taken during descent by the descent image motion estimation system camera, located on the bottom of the lander.

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