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Round the Rocks the Rascally Rover Ran!

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rover_movie_sol233.gif (Part 3 - 682K)

rover_movie_sol232.gif (Part 2 - 837K)

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"Draw-Bar Pull"
Scraping Scooby-Doo

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Perfect Placement

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Turning in the Soil

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This "movie" was generated from 17 separate frames taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 13. Each frame was taken approximately 15 seconds apart and shows the rover at 40 times real speed. In this "movie", Sojourner is performing soil mechanics experiments by turning its wheels and moving in the soil and over small rocks.

Sojourner Gets Her Rock

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This "movie" was generated from 23 separate frames taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) and lasts approximately 8 seconds. It shows Sojourner having backed away from Yogi readjusting itself by making two turns, one to the left and one to the right, before deploying the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) and making its move up against the rock.

Let's Do A Wheelie on Yogi!

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Off to Yogi!


Sojourner Rover Rolls Down the Ramp

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At approximately 10:40 pm Pacific Daylight Time today, 5 July 1997, the Sojourner Rover drove off the rear lander ramp onto the Martian surface. The accompanying animation was assembled from 9 separate images taken by the IMP. The descent took approximately 2 minutes to complete. The rover now rests on the Martian soil, 10 cm from the end of the ramp.

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