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This is the page where we will post the first results of the MVACS payload. On Sol 0 we expect to receive the first images of the surface, and the first weather reports. The first images are scheduled to be downlinked starting after 12:37 PST, and can be viewed as they received on our Live Downlink page. We expect to post our first results throughout the day, until the press conference which is scheduled for midnight.

December 3, 1999 - SOL 0 - LANDING DAY - FIRST RESULTS

3-D Landing Site Image!
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Perspective view of the preliminary locations of the Mars Polar Lander and Deep Space 2 Microprobes. The Polar Lander site, marked by a cross near the center of this Viking Orbiter image mosaic, is situated near the mouth of a shallow valley. The Microprobes are thought to have reached the surface along a line which crosses through an impact crater 25 kilometers in diameter. This three-dimension view of the surface was created using topographic data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter aboard the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft and rendered by the NASA Ames Research Center Virtual Reality Team.

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