Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
-The two hills in the
distance, approximately one to two kilometers away, have been dubbed the
"Twin Peaks" and are of great interest to Pathfinder scientists as objects
of future study. The white areas on the left hill, called the "Ski Run"
by scientists, may have been formed by hydraulic processes.
-Yogi, a rock taller
than rover Sojourner, is the subject of this image, taken by the deployed
Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol3. The soil in the foreground will
be the location of multiple soil mechanics experiments performed by
Sojourner's cleated wheels. Pathfinder scientists will be able to control
the force inflicted on the soil beneath the rover's wheels, giving them
insight into the soil's mechanical properties.
pinpointing of the Mars Pathfinder landing site.
-The Sojourner rover and
undeployed ramps onboard the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft can be seen in
this image, by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on July 4 (Sol 1).
This image has been corrected for the curvature created by parallax. The
microrover Sojourner is latched to the petal, and has not yet been
deployed. The ramps are a pair of deployable metal reels which will
provide a track for the rover as it slowly rolls off the lander, over the
spacecraft's deflated airbags, and onto the surface of Mars. Pathfinder
scientists will use this image to determine whether it is safe to deploy
the ramps. One or both of the ramps will be unfurled, and then scientists
will decide whether the rover will use either the forward or backward ramp
for its descent.(204k)
The latest photos from the Pathfinder are available at the Pathfinder homepage