Tag Archives: Cape Byron

Opportunity: Going upslope a few meters

Sol 4834, August 30, 2017. A quiet day at Endeavour Crater, with Opportunity making a short drive upslope of about 5 meters (16 feet). This Hazcam view, taken a little after 4 p.m. local time, shows the rover’s tracks, with … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Outcrop near valley channel

Sol 4831, August 27, 2017. Parked on a north-tipping slope for better power, Opportunity is imaging its surroundings. Above is a two-frame Navcam view looking northward (with strong lens flare), while below is a Pancam triptych of the rounded rocks … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Staying put for a bit to image valley

Opportunity Status Report, August 22, 2017: Opportunity is located in “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover has been staying in place collecting extensive Panoramic Camera (Pancam) stereo panoramas. Now that we are in the valley, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: North end of valley by Pancam

Sol 4820, August 15, 2017. The Pancam takes a false-color (Holger Isenberg) view of the northern part of the Perseverance Valley floor. (The right hand image lacks some filtered frames for making a color reconstruction.)  Click image to enlarge it. … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Southern view by Navcam

Sol 4818, August 13, 2017. With Opportunity parked at the same location since Sol 4816 (August 11), the Navcan shot a six-frame half panorama looking south. Part of the valley channel is just visible at the left edge of the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Rolling down the slope

Sol 4816, August 11, 2017. Following a 10.5-meter (35-foot) drive downslope, Opportunity used the Navcam to shoot a semi-panorama looking back uphill. (Click image to enlarge it.) From the Opportunity Status Report through Sol 4814: “…Opportunity is located in Perseverance … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Afternoon shadows lengthen on rock etched by windblown sand

Sol 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 … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam false color on valley channel

Sol 4811, August 6, 2017. The Pancam (Holger Isenberg reconstruction) took a multi-filtered pair of frames aimed at the Perseverance Valley channel. Click to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, location map, and atmospheric opacity, known as … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Back in action

Sols 4808-09, August 3-4, 2017. Opportunity swung back into action on Sol 4808, sending a Navcam series looking downslope to the east (above). The next day, the Microscopic Imager took a shot of a wind-etched target called Parral (right). And … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4805, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

August 1, 2017: Opportunity enters Perseverance Valley, eettles in for solar conjunction: After struggling to get her left front wheel unstuck in June, Opportunity quickly adapted to a new driving strategy and unabashedly cruised into Perseverance Valley in July, making … Continue reading

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