Opportunity: Rolling southward

4679-pancamSol 4679, March 23, 2017. After Opportunity drove about 30 meters (100 feet) farther south, two Pancam frames scouted the landscape ahead. The bright mesa (dubbed Winnemucca) is a point of interest; while it may simply be covered with bright dust, its nature should become clearer as Opportunity draws closer to it. On the left side of the horizon, some overlapping hill profiles are beginning to appear, as dustiness in the air gradually clears. These are likely parts of the rim and ejecta apron of Iazu Crater. Click the image to enlarge it.

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

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