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Mars Exploration Rover Update
Mars Exploration Rover Update
1 Oct 2002
(Source: Cornell University)

It's said that one picture is worth a thousand words. Here's one that's worth that and more. Click here to see a picture that we recently took with the Pancam camera on the MER-2 rover. It's a pretty simple picture, just looking across the room at the cruise stage for the MER-1 spacecraft. But it's the first image that we've taken that really gives a sense of how good our pictures of Mars will be. This is just a single Pancam image, but consider this: A full Pancam panorama of Mars will be four of these images high, and twenty-four of these images around! We're not going to see anything that looks like this cruise stage when we get there, but we're going to get quite a spectacular view of the surface of Mars.

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