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Mars Presidential Panorama
dubbed a "presidential panorama" by the Mars Pathfinder team, shows in colorful detail the surroundings of the
Sagan Memorial Station
. Now look closely at the big rock midway through the scrolling picture. That rock is called
and just to its left is the
robot Sojourner Rover
taking measurements of it. Other now-famous rocks are also visible including
After this picture was taken Sojourner went on to analyze a rock named Scooby Doo.
Mars Pathfinder mission
landed on 1997 July 4 and collected data for about three months. Analysis indicates that the Pathfinder site was likely awash in water in the distant past, but has been dry for the last two billion years.