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Opportunity: Pancam looks downslope

Sol 5094, May 24, 2018. Opportunity’s Pancam looked downslope and made a set of multi-filtered images (false-color by Holger Isenberg) for a composite view of the lower Perseverance Valley channel. Note the streaks in the soil in the two images … Continue reading

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Opportunity: La Joya, take 2

Sol 5093, May 23, 2018. After taking one close-up on the La Joya target rock, the Microscopic Imager shifted position for another close-up of the rock (above), which partly overlaps with the first. (Click the image to enlarge it.) A … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking at La Joya

Sol 5091, May 21, 2018. Mission scientists commanded the rover to use its Microscopic Imager to shoot a 2×3 composite image of part of the rock dubbed La Joya. In the plans is an additional survey of a different part … Continue reading

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Opportunity: La Joya and disturbed soil

Sol 5087, May 16, 2018. Opportunity is parked at La Salinera, an exposed outcrop on the edge of Persevereance Valley. Scientists are using the Pancam to take multi-colored images of targets nearby, producing false-color composite images that reveal differences in … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Inde and environs

Sols 5077-78, May 6-7, 2018. With Opportunity parked at the rock target called Inde, the Pancam shot a series of frames, mostly multi-filtered, documenting the outcrop near the rock in better perspective than that shown here. Above shows Inde’s neighbors … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Passage to Inde

Sols 5076-77, May 5-6, 2018. Mission controllers used the rover’s Pancam to shoot five multi-filtered frames to make a false-color composite image of flat-lying tabular rocks at the La Salinera site in Perseverance Valley. Mission control then drove Opportunity about … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5072, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

May 4, 2018: Opportunity Studies Mystery Rock, Mission Officials Seek 2019 Extension: Opportunity spent April further exploring the area about halfway down Perseverance Valley, checking out unusual, vesicular or pitted rocks the likes of which she has never seen, while … Continue reading

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Opportunity: False-color Pancam on pitted rocks

Sol 5073, May 2, 2018. With Opportunity parked at La Salinera, mission scientists used the Pancam to shoot a multi-filtered set of images of the pitted rocks next to the rover. (Holger Isenberg reconstructions; false colors vary across the composite … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Perseverance Valley at the 2018 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

For the 15th year in a row, Opportunity and the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission drove into the spotlight during an afternoon session at the 49th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), held in The Woodlands, Texas, in March. Known by its acronym, LPSC is where this … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Allende in closeup

Sol 5072, May 1, 2018. Parked at a pitted rock named Allende, Opportunity put the Microscopic Imager to work making a 2×2 composite view of the target. At right is the Hazcam view to the south with the rover arm … Continue reading

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