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MARS PATHFINDER. PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE SURFACE OF MARS FROM PATHFINDER

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  • Panoramic View of the Surface of Mars from Pathfinder
Color photographic print of composite image, 9 ¼ by 50 ½ inches, printed caption to lower right margin "Photo NASA/JPL/Caltech©", panoramic scene of the surface of Mars, taken by Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) from 1997, rolled.

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Launched on 4 December 1996, Pathfinder arrived at Mars on 4 July 1997. From landing until the final data transmission on 27 September, Pathfinder returned 2.3 billion bits of information, including more than 16,500 images from the lander and 550 from the rover. Pathfinder paved the way for future Mars exploration rovers, including Spirit and Opportunity in January 2004, and Curiosity in August 2012. To date, Opportunity and Curiosity are still in operation on the Martian surface, returning data to Earth. 
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