PIA05232: An Old Friend
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
 Instrument:  Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
 Product Size:  1024 x 768 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-631
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05232.tif (1.234 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05232.jpg (79.05 kB)

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This image shows two views of the backshell and parachute that helped deliver the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity safely to the surface of Mars. The first, seen in the top left picture, is from the rover's perspective inside the small crater where it landed. The second, seen in the center, is from above and was taken by a camera onboard the Mars Global Surveyor orbiter. The white spot inside the crater in the upper right corner is the rover's lander, and the white mark in the lower left corner is the backshell.

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