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A Higher Opportunity
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A Higher Opportunity

January 3, 2005
This animation strings together images from the rover's front hazard-avoidance camera taken during the first half of the stand-up process of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The first frame shows the rover's wheels tucked under in pre-stand-up position. The following frames show the first two stages of the stand-up process, in which the rover elevates itself and unfolds the wheels.