Opportunity: Gazing at Mt. Jefferson

4625-navcamSol 4625, January 27, 2017. Opportunity has reached the approximate crest of the Cape Tribulation segment of Endeavour Crater’s rim.

Following a 19-meter (61-foot) drive southward, the rover’s Navcam shot a three-frame composite of Mt. Jefferson. This large knob dotted with outcrops lies straight south of Opportunity’s current position, while the Endeavour Crater floor is visible at left.

The mission team is planning to drive Opportunity to the south toward its next major target, a large gully in the rim. The rover’s route to the gully may take it along that shallow valley on the right side of the composite image. Click to enlarge.

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

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