Status Report

NASA Mars Rover Image: Opportunity’s Empty Nest

By SpaceRef Editor
February 28, 2004
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This image taken by the panoramic camera onboard the
Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover’s
now-empty lander, the Challenger Memorial Station, at
Meridiani Planum, Mars. The image was acquired on the
24th martian day, or sol, of Opportunity’s mission at
approximately 13:00 Local Solar Time. This is a mosaic
image consisting of 12 color images acquired with the
camera’s red, green and blue filters. The color balance
has been set to approximate the colors that a human
eye would see.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

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