Opportunity: Afternoon shadows lengthen on rock etched by windblown sand

4814-navcam1F555562667EFFCZZRP1212R0M1Sol 4814, August 9, 2017. In late afternoon, Opportunity stops with the Perseverance Valley channel visible ahead (above). At right is an outcrop appearing strongly scoured by sand grains. Below is a two-frame Navcam shot of the outcrop from the rover’s mast. Click any image to enlarge it.

4814-navcam-nearOpportunity raw images, its latest mission status, location map, and atmospheric opacity, known as tau.

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