Bearing a striking resemblance to a cluster of paper lanterns, these inflated airbags show a pattern of seams exactly like those left in the martian soil by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during landing at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
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Tracks 'Seam' Like Airbags

Bearing a striking resemblance to a cluster of paper lanterns, these inflated airbags show a pattern of seams exactly like those left in the martian soil by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during landing at Meridiani Planum, Mars. This image was taken during airbag testing at NASA's Plum Brook Station, located about 50 miles west of Cleveland in Sandusky, Ohio and operated by NASA's Glenn Research Center.

Image details

ID#:
PIA05156

Date added:
2004-01-28

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

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PIA05156.tif (0.68 MB)

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PIA05156.jpg (0.03 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell