|This stereo image pair taken on the afternoon of Sol 71 (September 14) shows
Sojourner leaving the "Rock Garden," an assemblage of large rocks
behind and to the right of the rover. Sojourner's last target was the rock
"Stimpy," seen at the far right.|
|This stereo image pair of the rock "Half Dome" was taken by the
Sojourner rover's front cameras on Sol 71 (September 14). Pits, linear textures,
and pronounced topography on the rock are clearly visible.|
|This stereo image close-up of the rock "Moe" was taken from the
Sojourner rover's front cameras on 70 (September 13). Flute-like textures
on the rock, possibly caused by wind abrasion, are clearly visible.|
|The rock "Stimpy" is seen in this stereo close-up image pair taken
by the Sojourner rover's front cameras on Sol 70 (September 13). Detailed
texture on the rock, such as pits and flutes, are clearly visible.|
|This image mosaic of part of the "Rock Garden" was taken by the
Sojourner rover's left front camera on Sol 71 (September 14). The rock "Shark"
is at left center and "Half Dome" is at right. Fine-scale textures
on the rocks are clearly seen. Broken crust-like material is visible at
MARS PATHFINDER MISSION STATUS
14 September 1997, 8:45 p.m. PDT
The lander and rover woke up today at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
The sojourner batteries have been expended and the rover is
now dependent on solar power. All data indicates that both the lander and
rover are in good health.
Due to an up link error last week we did not run the standard
science sequence today. But we were able to run a subset of the originally
planed imaging by sending real time commands from the Goldstone deep space
network station. We acquired super resolution images and magnet target data
as well as a reduced set of ASI/MET data which indicated two small dust
devils passing over the lander. The rover had no problems and executed all
of its command successfully.
Tomorrow the rover will traverse towards the rock Chimp and
we will continue to acquire ASI/MET and imaging data from the lander.
For further information on the Mars Pathfinder Mission, please
call our Mission Status Report line at 1-800-391-6654.