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Press Release Images: Opportunity
25-Jan-2004
First Images Of Opportunity Site Show Bizarre Landscape
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Meridiani Planum in View
Meridiani Planum in View

This image shows one of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's first breathtaking views of the martian landscape after its successful landing at Meridiani Planum on Mars. On the left, the rover's mast can be seen in a stowed position. Opportunity landed Saturday night at approximately 9:05 PST. The image was taken by the rover's navigation camera.

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Meridiani Planum Soil
Meridiani Planum Soil

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.

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Meridiani Planum Soil-2
Meridiani Planum Soil-2

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.

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Airbag Impressions in Soil
Airbag Impressions in Soil

This image taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera shows 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. The rover can be seen in the foreground.

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First Look Behind Opportunity
First Look Behind Opportunity

This image taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's hazard-avoidance camera shortly after the rover successfully landed at Meridiani Planum shows the view from behind the rover.

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First Panoramic Look at Meridiani Planum, Mars
First Panoramic Look at Meridiani Planum, Mars

This 360-degree panorama is one of the first images beamed back to Earth from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shortly after it touched down at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The image was captured by the rover's navigation camera.

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Meridiani Planum in Color
Meridiani Planum in Color

This color image shows the martian landscape at Meridiani Planum, where the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity successfully landed at 9:05 p.m. PST on Saturday. This is one of the first images beamed back to Earth from the rover shortly after it touched down. The image was captured by the rover's panoramic camera.

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