Opportunity: Coming down Cape Tribulation

4678-navcam1P543488668EFFCX00P2553L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7Sol 4678, March 22, 2017. Opportunity’s path is taking it down from the summit of one Endeavour Crater rim segment (Cape Tribulation) as it heads for Perseverance Valley, which is a feature in the next segment, Cape Byron. The Navcam shot a wide-ranging span of images, with three frames (centered on due north) composited above and showing the rover’s wheel tracks. Meridiani Planum lies in the far distance on the left. Click the image to enlarge it.

At right is a “clast survey” by the Pancam with its multi-band filters allowing scientists to see the variety of rock and soil types on the ground nearby (Holger Isenberg false-color reconstruction). Click it to enlarge it also.

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

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