Mars Pics not in news

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Amazing Mars Rover pictures that I had not known about.

This one shows the rock outcroppings near Opportunity very sharp with a different filter from the main press released pictures. I feel these rocks offer a potential breakthrough in Mars research. And it seems amazingly smooth terrain to get there. Pray to the software gods…

“Left Panoramic Camera Non-linearized Full frame EDR acquired on Sol 4 of Opportunity’s mission to Meridiani Planum at approximately 12:24:16 Mars local solar time, camera commanded to use Filter 2 (19 nm). NASA/JPL/Cornell”

I didn’t know they had a plaque that says “Red Rover Going to Mars, Hello” with a picture of a what looks like a Lego space man waving hello?

“Left Panoramic Camera Non-linearized Full frame EDR acquired on Sol 2 of Opportunity’s mission to Meridiani Planum at approximately 12:35:27 Mars local solar time, camera commanded to use Filter 1 (25 nm). NASA/JPL/Cornell”

A test of the microscopic imager. Nice macro res!

“Microscopic Imager Non-linearized Full frame EDR aquired on Sol 2 of Opportunity’s mission to Meridiani Planum at approximately 12:07:39 Mars local solar time, Microscopic Imager dust cover commanded to be NULL or N/A. NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS”

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