Researchers published the first set of reports on the second Mars rover, Opportunity, in Science on Dec. 3. Below are some images from the rover's Pancam.
|Opportunity found some of the first evidence of water on Mars in "blueberries," tiny hematite concretions that may have been deposited in shallow-water environments. This close-up image of the blueberries blanketing the ripples and troughs in the Meridiani Planum is an enhanced natural-color Pancam photograph.||On Opportunity's 70th martian day, it snapped a Navcam self-portrait. Opportunity's tracks, each 16 centimeters wide, disrupted wind-blown ripples on the Meridiani plains.|
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