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Opportunity: Head of the valley in false color

Sol 4859, September 24, 2017. Five Pancam frames in false color (Holger Isenberg) profile the head of Perseverance Valley, looking upslope from the rover’s perch on a Sun-favored “lily pad.” Opportunity’s tracks into the valley are visible in the disturbed … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, September 22, 2017

Sol 4857, September 22, 2017: Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity is continuing its drive down Persevereance Valley, a channel that was cut in the inner wall … Continue reading

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Opportunity: MI closeup on Bernalillo

Sol 4857, September 22, 2017. Sunlight and shadow play on a patch of ground, as seen by the Microscopic Imager (above). The large pebble is dubbed Bernalillo. (The present target naming system honors places along the Camino Real de Tierra … Continue reading

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Opportunity continues to survey Perseverance Valley during winter

Opportunity Status Report, September 21, 2017: Opportunity is continuing the winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Winter continues to constrain activity. Sols 4849, 4852 and 4854 (Sept. 13, Sept. 16 and Sept. 19, 2017), … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Perseverance Valley (very) close-up

Sol 4851, September 16, 2017. The Microscopic Imager shoots a target named Albuquerque on the ground in front of Opportunity. At right is the Hazcam view. Click either image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, location … Continue reading

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45 Kilometers on the odometry for Opportunity!

Opportunity Status Report, September 8, 2017: Opportunity is continuing the winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Winter is constraining the available energy, so the project has the rover doing “hops” (drives) from one energy-favorable … Continue reading

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Opportunity: In the valley

Sol 4840, September 5, 2017. Three Navcam frames look back uphill toward the head of Perseverance Valley, while four false-color Pancam shots (Holger Isenberg) show parts of what may be single, long outcrop.  Click either image to enlarge it. Opportunity … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4836, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

September 1, 2017: Opportunity Ventures Deeper into Perseverance: Along the western rim of Endeavour Crater, Opportunity forged onward in August vicariously taking the Mars Exploration Rovers team – along with a global contingent of mission observers all around Earth – … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Perched on a lily pad, looking down

Sol 4836, September 1, 2017. With a bit of driving on Sol 4834 (note the tracks at left), Opportunity is now perched on one of its “lily pads,” bits of ground that tip the rover’s solar panels northward for better … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Seeks energy-favorable locations to recharge its solar panels during winter

Opportunity Status Report, August 31, 2017. Opportunity is exploring “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour crater. Winter has constrained the energy levels on the rover, so the project has been exercising the strategy of driving the rover from … Continue reading

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