Opportunity: Coming down from Tribulation

4686-pancamSol 4686, March 31, 2017. Four Pancam “scouting” frames show the vista ahead, after Opportunity rolled 36 meters (120 feet) further to the south, away from the heights of Cape Tribulation. The dark patch at right center is a (geologically) recent impact crater, surrounded by blocks of rock ejected in the impact.

Below, on the previous sol, the Pancam took a multi-filter image (Holger Isenberg reconstruction) of an outcrop which is likely rim material thrust upward by the impact that formed Endeavour Crater. Click either image for a larger version.

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


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