Tag Archives: Endeavour Crater

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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Opportunity: Perseverance Valley panorama

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a large crater’s rim. The scene includes a broad notch in the crest of the crater’s … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking back at the valley’s lip

Sol 4793, July 18, 2017. Tipping to the north and east, Opportunity is parked for the solar conjunction communications pause just inside Perseverance Valley, where the Navcan and Pancam nabbed a few images. Above, a four-frame Navcam view looks back … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sunset Hazcam

Sol 4790, July 12, 2017. With Opportunity parked nose-down on the upper slopes of Perseverance Valley, the front Hazcam shot a half-size view looking east in late afternoon. Click image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, … Continue reading

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