Opportunity: Sights ahead

4706-pancam11P545969997EFFCX__P2576L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7Sol 4706, April 21, 2017. After a 19-meter (62-foot) drive, the rover’s Pancam surveyed the ground ahead. The left arrow points to the start of Perseverance Valley, the right arrow indicates a bright outcrop of rock to investigate, and the center arrow points to an old and subdued crater.

At right is a foot-wide impact crater from a meteorite that struck with just enough force to push away the top regolith (Holger Isenberg false color). Click either image to enlarge it.

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

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