Opportunity: Approaching Spirit Mound

4495-navcamSol 4495, September 15, 2016. The rover is continuing its drive downhill, going about 43 meters (140 feet). The light-toned bump dead ahead is dubbed Spirit Mound. Scientists are interested in seeing if at Spirit Mound Opportunity can find the lowermost part of the Cape Tribulation rim material. And if it can, they want to find out how these rocks relate to rock units seen before at lower elevations along the north rim of Endeavour Crater. Above, the Navcam view to the east, below a Pancam pair looking at Spirit Mound (better views to come); click either image to enlarge it.

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



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