Opportunity: Ejecta, sand ripples, and a view

3828-pan2aSol 3828, October 30, 2014. Opportunity is working its way higher up Wdowiak Ridge on Cape Tribulation, leaving Ulysses Crater behind — but the rover is still within the Ulysses impact debris field. The rocks in the left foreground may have all been ejected as a group. Shock-shattered, they then landed close together as clumps of fragments. Threading among the rocks are linear sand ripples, strewn by easterly winds blowing upslope out of Endeavour Crater. Off to the right lie the plains of Meridiani.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, a location map. and atmospheric opacity, known as tau.

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