Opportunity: Getting ready for solar conjunction

4782-navcam-aSol 4782, July 7, 2017. As the time for the solar-conjunction stand down approaches, Opportunity rolled a little deeper into Perseverance Valley, and its Navcam shot a three-frame pan looking southeast (above).

Note the shallow intersecting channels visible at left beyond the small circular feature, which is possibly a little impact crater. The channels led scientists to think that the valley was carved by flowing water. Below is another Navcam composite showing a mostly buried outcrop of rock close to the rover. (Click either image to enlarge it.)

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


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