Opportunity: Crimson Tide at Birmingham rock

1F467225619EFFCH0UP1110L0M1Sol 3819, October 21, 2014. Exploring in the Ulysses Crater ejecta field on Wdowiak Ridge, the rover team is currently studying a roundish rock dubbed Birmingham and a target area on it named Crimson Tide. Birmingham, about half a meter wide, appears to be igneous with layering or planes within the rock. (Planetary scientist Tom Wdowiak, for whom the ridge is named, was at the University of Alabama.)

1P467040912ESFCH0UP2508L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7At right a closeup on the Crimson Tide target area on Birmingham, in a false-color image by Holger Isenberg using filtered Pancam frames.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, and a location map.

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