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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The rust color of the Martian landscape is apparent in this low-resolution thumbnail image taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. This image is part of a larger image currently stored onboard the rover in its memory.
PIA04990:
Seeing Rust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The bright white dot in this image taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is the Sun, used to help point the rover's high-gain antenna toward Earth. The inset shows the Sun magnified five times.
PIA04994:
Facing the Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This is the first color image of Mars taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. It is the highest resolution image ever taken on the surface of another planet.
PIA04995:
First Color Image from Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image highlights streaks or tails of loose debris in the martian soil, which reveal the direction of prevailing winds. The picture was taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
PIA04996:
Windtails Show Direction of Martian Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The smooth surfaces of angular and rounded rocks seen in this image of the martian terrain may have been polished by wind-blown debris. The picture was taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
PIA04997:
Wind-polished rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The smooth surfaces of angular and rounded rocks seen in this image of the martian terrain may be the result of wind-polishing debris. The picture was taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
PIA04998:
Spirit's Airbags Leave Trail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This is a portion of the first color image captured by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. taken in 2004.
PIA05003:
Martian Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Martian terrain is seen in this 3-D image taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05008:
Mars in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This segment of the first color image from the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's airbag trails (upper left). These depressions in the soil were made when the airbags were deflated and retracted after landing.
PIA05006:
Airbag Trails-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This segment of the first color image from the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's airbag trails. These depressions in the soil were made when the airbags were deflated and retracted after landing.
PIA05007:
Airbag Trails
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Dust-covered rocks can be seen in this portion of the 3D image taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05005:
Shrouded in Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This color postcard from Mars, taken on Sol 5 by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, looks to the north. The apparent slope of the horizon is due to the several-degree tilt of the lander deck.
PIA05015:
Martian Surface at an Angle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This DVD carries nearly 4 million names collected by NASA in the 'Send Your Name to Mars' project as well as various student activities. It traveled to Mars in 2004 onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
PIA05016:
Students, Public Connect with Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image of the martian sundial onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was processed by students in the Red Rover Goes to Mars program to impose hour markings on the face of the dial.
PIA05017:
What Time is it on Mars?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Two views of a sundial called the MarsDial are seen in this image taken on Mars in 2004 by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. The calibration instruments, positioned on solar panels of both Spirit and Opportunity, are tools for scientists and educators
PIA05018:
Sundial Lands on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image shows the martian terrain through the eyes of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's mini-thermal emission spectrometer, an instrument that detects the infrared light, or heat, emitted by objects. Red represents warmer regions and blue, cool.
PIA05027:
Mars Through Infrared Eyes of Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image shows the martian terrain through the eyes of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's mini-thermal emission spectrometer, an instrument that detects the infrared light, or heat, emitted by objects. Red represents warmer regions and blue, cool.
PIA05028:
Mars Through Infrared Eyes of Spirit-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image shows the martian terrain through the eyes of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's mini-thermal emission spectrometer, an instrument that detects the infrared light, or heat, emitted by objects. Red represents warmer regions and blue, cool.
PIA05029:
Mars Through Infrared Eyes of Spirit-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Nestled atop an electronics module on a lander side petal of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, a miniature American flag accompanies a patch bearing the names and signatures of U.S. officials including George W. Bush and Sean O'Keefe.
PIA05034:
America On Board
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's shows a slice of martian real estate southwest of the rover's landing site. The landscape shows little variation in local topography, though a narrow peak is visible on the horizon.
PIA05036:
New Real Estate on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera shows the hills southeast of Spirit's landing site. At left, the late morning martian hours, looking toward the Sun. At right, in early afternoon, when the Sun was higher.
PIA05037:
Hazy Martian Skies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken on Mars by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's color calibration target, also known as the MarsDial.
PIA05042:
True Colors of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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A three-dimensional color model created using data from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover's panoramic camera shows images of airbag drag marks on the martian surface.
PIA05047:
Landing Trail in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This color image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was processed to produce a sharper look at a trail left by the one of rover's airbags. The drag mark was made after the rover landed and its airbags were deflated and retracted.
PIA05048:
Airbag Trail Dubbed "Magic Carpet"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This is a medium-resolution version of the first 360-degree panoramic view of the martian surface, taken on Mars by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera. Part of the spacecraft can be seen in the lower corner regions.
PIA05049:
Mars in Full View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The arrows in this 360-degree panoramic view of the martian surface identify hills and craters on the martian horizon taken on Mars by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
PIA05058:
Hills Over Yonder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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In the distance stand the east hills, which are closest to NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in comparison to other hill ranges seen on the martian horizon.
PIA05061:
In the Far East
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit highlights the first patch of soil examined by the rover's microscopic imager. The rover can be seen to the right.
PIA05094:
First Patch of Probed Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before it rolled off the lander shows the rocky surface of Mars. The lander's deflated airbags can be seen in the foreground.
PIA05102:
Rocks: Windows to History of Mars-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows 'Adirondack,' the rover's first target rock. Spirit traversed the sandy martian terrain at Gusev Crater to arrive in front of the football-sized rock on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004.
PIA05104:
"They of the Great Rocks"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows 'Adirondack,' the rover's first target rock. Spirit traversed the sandy martian terrain at Gusev Crater to arrive in front of the football-sized rock on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004.
PIA05106:
"They of the Great Rocks"-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image was taken by the panoramic camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before it rolled off the lander shows the rocky surface of Mars in 2004.
PIA05108:
Rocks: Windows to History of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows 'Adirondack,' the rover's first target rock. Spirit traversed the sandy martian terrain at Gusev Crater to arrive in front of the football-sized rock on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004.
PIA05105:
"They of the Great Rocks"-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the region containing the patch of soil scientists examined at Gusev Crater just after Spirit rolled off the Columbia Memorial Station. Rocks are strewn on Mars' red surface.
PIA05116:
The Mystery Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's landing site, the Columbia Memorial Station, at Gusev Crater, Mars. A portion of Spirit's solar panels appear in the foreground.
PIA05117:
Empty Nest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Panoramic Camera
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Spirit Lightens the Load
PIA05131:
Spirit Lightens the Load
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The image on the left is a computer-generated model of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's lander at Gusev Crater. On right is an actual image of the lander on Mars taken Jan. 19, 2004, by the camera onboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
PIA05135:
View from above Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This high-resolution image shows a computer-generated model of Spirit's lander at Gusev Crater as engineers and scientists would have expected to see it from a perfect overhead view.
PIA05136:
Behold Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This 3-D image combines computer-generated models of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and its lander with real surface data from the rover's panoramic camera. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05137:
On Its Own
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's first breathtaking views of the martian landscape after its successful landing at Meridiani Planum on Mars.
PIA05140:
Meridiani Planum Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's first views of the martian soil were in shadows after its successful landing at Meridiani Planum on Mars.
PIA05141:
Meridiani Planum Soil-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a grainy image where the rover's airbags left impressions in the martian soil. The drag marks were made after the rover successfully landed at Meridiani Planum and its airbags were retracted.
PIA05142:
Airbag Impressions in Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows where the rover's airbag seams left impressions in the martian soil. The drag marks were made after the rover successfully landed at Meridiani Planum and its airbags were retracted.
PIA05143:
Airbag Seams Leave Trails
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This color image in dark red hues shows the martian landscape at Meridiani Planum, where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity successfully landed. A portion of the rover is in the foreground.
PIA05144:
Meridiani Planum in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the view of the martian landscape southwest of the rover. The image was taken in the late martian afternoon at Meridiani Planum on Mars
PIA05149:
A Curious Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The interior of a crater in red hues showing a mixture of coarse gray grains and fine reddish grains surrounding NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum on Mars;
PIA05152:
A Hole in One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-27 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This three-dimensional model superimposes NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on one of its potential targets, a scientific treasure chest of martian rocks contained within the landing site, a crater on Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05157:
A Precious Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-27 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This sweeping look at the unusual rock outcropping near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05158:
Not of this Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA Dedicates Martian Landmarks To Apollo 1 Crew
PIA05155:
NASA Dedicates Martian Landmarks To Apollo 1 Crew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the flat and dark terrain of its landing site at Meridiani Planum.
PIA05159:
Shades and Shapes of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera shows in superb detail a portion of the puzzling rock outcropping showing layered rocks thought to be either volcanic ash deposits or sediments carried by water or wind.
PIA05060:
Opportunity Rocks!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows in superb detail a portion of the puzzling rock outcropping the rover investigated.
PIA05160:
Opportunity Rocks!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Circular shapes seen on the martian surface in these images are 'footprints' left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's airbags during landing as the spacecraft gently rolled to a stop.
PIA05161:
Airbag Tracks on Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights a portion of a puzzling reddish hue rock outcropping thought to be either volcanic ash deposits or sediments carried by water or wind.
PIA05162:
Opportunity Rocks Again!
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights a portion of a puzzling reddish hue rock outcropping thought to be either volcanic ash deposits or sediments carried by water or wind.
PIA05163:
A Geologist's Treasure Trove
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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A 3-D topographic map shows the martian crater cradling NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA05172:
A Unique Opportunity
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Panoramic Camera
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A 3-D topographic map shows the martian crater cradling NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA05173:
An Intimate Look at a Martian Crater
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Panoramic Camera
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An overhead look at the martian rock dubbed Adirondack captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit where the rover's microscopic imager began its first close-up inspection.
PIA05176:
Adirondack Under the Microscope-2
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Panoramic Camera
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Two of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's potential target rocks, which are near the rock called Adirondack in Gusev Crater.
PIA05178:
Recovering Spirit Sets Sight on Cake
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers use color calibration targets to fine-tune the rovers' sense of color and thus, that the observed colors of Mars match the colors of the chips, and thus approximate the red planet's true colors.
PIA05188:
True Colors Shining Through
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the 'Magic Carpet' region near the rover at Gusev Crater, Mars. Each color on the spectra matches a line on the graph assessing the varying mineral compositions of martian rocks and soils.
PIA05189:
Magic Carpet Shows Its Colors
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows, a rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Each color on the spectra matches a line on the graph assessing the varying mineral compositions of martian rocks and soils.
PIA05190:
Rock Outcrop Spectra
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Line graphs of laboratory spectra of typical minerals found in igneous rocks, which are rocks related to magma or volcanic activity.
PIA05191:
Different Strokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-02 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the 'Lily Pad' bounce-mark area at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The green spectra is from the undisturbed surface and the red spectra is from the airbag bounce mark. 
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PIA05192:
Lily Pad Spectra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-02 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's rock abrasion tool, also known as 'rat' (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05194:
Rat on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-02 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's rock abrasion tool, also known as 'rat' (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05195:
Microscope on Mars
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's alpha particle X-ray spectrometer (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05196:
X-ray Machine on Mars
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's Moessbauer spectrometer (circular device in center), located on its instrument deployment device, or 'arm.'
PIA05197:
Moessbauer on Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the expansive view of the martian real estate. he airbag marks, or footprints, seen in the soil trace the route by which the rover rolled to its final resting spot inside a small crater at Meridiani Planum.
PIA05199:
As Far as Opportunity's Eye Can See
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the red-hued seven hills on Mars are named for those seven brave souls, the final crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
PIA05200:
NASA Dedicates Mars Landmarks to Columbia Crew
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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This map of a portion of the small crater currently encircling NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows where crystalline hematite resides. Red and orange patches indicate high levels of iron-bearing mineral, while blue and green denote low levels.
PIA05204:
Thar be Hematite!
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Microscopic Imager
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the patch of soil in a shallow crater at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05206:
Mars in a Grain of Sand
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a cleaned off portion of the rock dubbed Adirondack. In preparation for grinding into the rock, Spirit wiped off a fine coat of dust with a brush located on its rock abrasion tool.
PIA05218:
Adirondack's True Self
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rock dubbed Adirondack before the rover wiped off a portion of the rock's dust coating with a stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool.
PIA05219:
Dirty Adirondack
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows its 'hand,' or the tip of the instrument deployment device, poised in front of the rock nicknamed Adirondack. A stainless steel brush located on its rock abrasion tool is seen here at the end of the yellow arrow.
PIA05220:
Back in Action
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Panoramic Camera
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The piece of metal with the American flag on it in this image of a NASA rover on Mars is made of aluminum recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers in the weeks after their destruction.
PIA05221:
Interplanetary Memorial to Victims of Sept. 11, 2001
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows its rock abrasion tool after it had ground off the surface of a patch 1.8 inches in diameter on a rock called Adirondack; history's first grinding of a rock on Mars.
PIA05223:
First Grinding of a Rock on Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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From its location at the inner edge of the small crater surrounding it, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was able to look out to the plains where its backshell and parachute landed.
PIA05233:
Opportunity Spies Its Backshell
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Panoramic Camera
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A colored square in this grayscale image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the location of Stone Mountain, located within the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05234:
Stone Mountain in Context
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Panoramic Camera
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This red-hued color image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the part of the rock outcrop dubbed Stone Mountain at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05235:
Stone Mountain
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This false-color image (purple surface and blue rock) taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights the spherules, or tiny spheres, that speckle the rock dubbed Stone Mountain.
PIA05236:
Speckled with Spherules
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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The round, shallow depression in this image resulted from history's first grinding of a rock on Mars. The rock abrasion tool on NASA's Spirit rover ground off the surface of a patch 1.8 inches in diameter on a rock called Adirondack.
PIA05239:
Spirit's First Grinding of a Rock on Mars
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Panoramic Camera
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Layered rocks are seen by NASA's Opportunity rover on Feb. 9, 2004 in Opportunity Ledge. Unparallel lines give unparalleled clues that some 'moving current' such as volcanic flow, wind, or water formed these rocks.
PIA05256:
Unparallel Lines Give Unparalleled Clues
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Panoramic Camera
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This color image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera on Sol 40, 2004 is centered on an unusually flaky rock called 'Mimi' on Gusev Crater.
PIA05283:
Flaky "Mimi"
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Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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This hematite abundance index map helps geologists choose hematite-rich locations to visit around NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's landing site. Blue dots equal areas low in hematite and red dots equal areas high in hematite.
PIA05289:
Red Marks the Spot
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Panoramic Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the red-green-blue rock called White Boat, light in color and more tabular shape compared to the dark, rounded rocks that surround it.
PIA05290:
Sailing to White Boat
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Moessbauer Spectrometer
Panoramic Camera
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This close-up image of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's instrument deployment device, or 'arm,' shows the donut-shaped plate on the Moessbauer spectrometer.
PIA05302:
Moessbauer Close-Up
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Panoramic Camera
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This mosaic image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the area in front of the rover after its record 27.5 meters (90.2 feet) drive on Sol 43, which ended February 16, 2004.
PIA05314:
Spirit Spies "Bonneville"
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Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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This overlay map lays navigation and panoramic camera images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration rover Spirit from the surface of Mars on top of one of Spirit's descent images taken as the spacecraft descended to the martian surface.
PIA05317:
Spirit's Path to Bonneville
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Panoramic Camera
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Dragging Its Foot
PIA05304:
Dragging Its Foot
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's shows two regions of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The region on the left, dubbed 'Charlie Flats,' was imaged because it contains an assortment of small grains, pebbles and spherules, as well as bo
PIA05328:
Charlie Flats and El Capitan
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Panoramic Camera
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This image shows the patch of soil at the bottom of the shallow depression dubbed 'Laguna Hollow' where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit began trenching in 2004. Seen here are a clustering of small pebbles and crack-like fine lines.
PIA05330:
'Laguna Hollow'Undisturbed
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Panoramic Camera
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This view from NASA's Opportunity rover shows a rock collection dubbed 'El Capitan' near its landing site, located within a larger outcrop nicknamed 'Opportunity Ledge.'
PIA05338:
Plotting and Scheming
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Panoramic Camera
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This traverse map shows NASA's Mars Exploration rover Spirit reached the point called 'Laguna Hollow.' The rover had driven 131 meters (430 feet) from Columbia Memorial Station. On the horizon behind the lander looms 'Grissom Hill.' A yellow line follow
PIA05441:
Covered Ground
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity watches a sunset on a martian afternoon. Rapid dimming of the Sun near the horizon is due to the dust in the sky. Dust in the martian atmosphere scatters blue light forward creating a'halo' of blueish sky color.
PIA05343:
The Sun Sets on Mars Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's view of the rocky and bumpy terrain that lies between it and the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.' A large rock called 'Humphries' can be seen.
PIA05449:
The Bumpy Road Ahead
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Panoramic Camera
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The rocky outcrop traversed by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is visible in this 3-dimensional model of the rover's landing site. The white crumpled fragments are portions of the rover's airbags.
PIA05451:
Opportunity Landing Spot Panorama (3-D Model)
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's shows the windblown waves of soil that characterize the rocky surface of Gusev Crater, Mars. Ripples are shaped by gentle winds that deposit coarse grains on the tops or crests of the waves.
PIA05452:
Ripples or Dunes?
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's shows peak-like formations on the martian terrain at Gusev Crater. Seen are particles made of dust, sand and coarse sand, with their sizes approximating flour, sugar, and ball bearings, respectively.
PIA05453:
Are They Telltale Ripples?
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a region of the rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars, dubbed 'Charlie Flats.' This region contains a diverse assortment of small grains, pebbles and spherules, and both dark and light soil deposits.
PIA05456:
Charlie Flats
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