PIA05228: "X" Marks the Spot
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Opportunity
Instrument: Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Imaging System
Product Size: 4000 x 5308 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Full-Res TIFF: PIA05228.tif (11.63 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA05228.jpg (2.084 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
This map of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's new neighborhood at Meridiani Planum, Mars, shows the surface features used to locate the rover. By imaging these "bumps" on the horizon from the perspective of the rover, mission members were able to pin down the rover's precise location. The image consists of data from the Mars Global Surveyor orbiter, the Mars Odyssey orbiter and the descent image motion estimation system located on the bottom of the rover.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS/ASU

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-09