Opportunity field report: April 3, 2015

sol3978_locationSol 3978 (April 3, 2015) Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has been examining a bright outcrop here before getting on with the business of exploring Marathon Valley. At this location we have also acquired a couple of panoramas that should be spectacular. [...]

Above is a tactical display showing Opportunity’s location with respect to the features that it will be exploring in the next few weeks, including the strange Spirit of Saint Louis feature in the background. The IDD (“instrument deployment device”, in other word, “the rover arm”) is shown on the outcrop “Athens” in this scene. On the upper left is the highest point on the Endeavour crater rim where Opportunity acquired the “Tribulation Pan” many weeks ago… [More at link]

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