Opportunity: Checking churned-up soil

4601-navcam1F536645597EFFCUBVP1214R0M1Sol 4601, January 2, 2017. The rover’s team is examining the churned soil where Opportunity’s wheels encountered soft ground. Above, two Navcam frames show the ground in front of the rover, while at right is the front Hazcam view.

1P536645832ESFCUBVP2509L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7The outline shows the field of view of the Pancam (lower right) when it images the instrument arm’s “work plane” — the patch of ground where the arm can place instruments. (Color by Holger Isenberg.) All images enlarge when clicked.

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

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