This "movie" was generated from 17 separate frames taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 13.

July 18, 1997

This "movie" was generated from 17 separate frames taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 13. Each frame was taken approximately 15 seconds apart and shows the rover at 40 times real speed. In this "movie", Sojourner is performing soil mechanics experiments by turning its wheels and moving in the soil and over small rocks.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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