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Sol 51 (25 August 1997) Images





Left and right images of the Sojourner rover perched atop Wedge rock during Sol 47. Sojourner has safely traversed off of Wedge and is now the vicinity of Shark rock where it will perform additional APXS measurements. In these images the vantage point of the IMP camera provides a view looking into the throat of the APXS. The APXS is the round object in the center of the front surface of the rover.

24 August 1997, 10:00 a.m. PDT

Sol 50 down link status: Sun rise on Mars occurred on mars at 9:00 PM PDT and sun set occurred at 10:00 am PDT. Today was another good day for the rover team. New lander images clearly show that Sojourner has positioned itself near Shark with the APXS facing the rock. Later this week sojourner will take an APXS measurement of Shark to see if it has an elemental composition similar to Barnacle Bill. Other data returned included ASI Met weather data and wind sock images for a total of about two megabits of data.

No down link is planned for tomorrow, but a full week of activity is planned for subsequent sols.

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