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Opportunity: Coming down Cape Tribulation

Sol 4678, March 22, 2017. Opportunity’s path is taking it down from the summit of one Endeavour Crater rim segment (Cape Tribulation) as it heads for Perseverance Valley, which is a feature in the next segment, Cape Byron. The Navcam … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam snaps the sourroundings

Sols 4672 & 4674, March 16 & 18, 2017. Opportunity has halted on a low ridge to shoot Pancam color frames on the outcrops nearby. Above, a Navcam composite from Sol 4672 looks south, with yellow outlining the general area … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 13, 2017

Sol 4669, March 13, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has begun the drive down the long descending southward slope of the rim crest here. The … Continue reading

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Opportunity: View to the south in false color

Sol 4668, March 12, 2017. Still on the downslope from the summit of the Cape Tribulation rim segment, the rover’s Pancam shot the view to the south in multi-band color. At right is a look at the nearby surface showing … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Descending Cape Tribulation

Sol 4665, March 9, 2017. Having driven more than 20 meters (66 feet) south in the last day, Opportunity used its Pancam as a forward scouting imager. The three frames used for this composite were taken using Pancam’s red-sensitive filter, … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 6, 2017

Sol 4662, March 6, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Out of the crater and cruising south! For nearly two years Opportunity’s world has been tilted 10-25 … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4657, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

March 3, 2017: Opportunity reaches top of Endeavour Rim, wraps Cape Tribulation: Driving the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission further into its fourteenth year of surface operations, Opportunity continued hiking the slopes of Cape Tribulation in February and finally reached … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Seven-frame MI closeup on Waverly

Sol 4656, February 28, 2017. The Microscopic Imager usually captures a target with four frames in a 2-by-2 array. This time, at a target named Waverly, there’s a fifth frame added. (Edit: On Sol 4657, the MI added two more … Continue reading

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Opportunity: MI on Boonville at Rocheport

Sol 4652, February 24, 2017. The Microscopic Imager closed in on Boonville, part of the surface at Rocheport, the exposed, wind-swept surface at the head of Willamette Valley. Click image (2 MB) to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, February 10, 2017

Sol 4639, February 10, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has successfully clawed its way to within a few meters of the crater rim after spending … Continue reading

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