Tag Archives: Endeavour Crater

Opportunity: Close-up on Zacatecas

Sol 4787, July 12, 2017. While the rover’s parked in the top of Perseverance Valley, the science team commanded the Microscopic Imager to take a shot-of-opportunity (so to speak!) at a scatter of pebbles; the target is dubbed Zacatecas. Click … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Checking the valley channel

Sol 4786, July 11, 2017. The Pancam took a series of shots looking down the channel of Perseverance Valley. The round feature in the right foreground may be a small and much eroded impact crater. Click image (5.4 MB) to … Continue reading

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Opportunity: The colors of late afternoon

Sol 4785, July 10, 2017. Parked in the Spillway at Perseverance Valley, Opportunity used the Pancam to shoot a series of three false-color images while rotating through four of its filters on each image (Holger Isenberg reconstructions). The series took … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Getting ready for solar conjunction

Sol 4782, July 7, 2017. As the time for the solar-conjunction stand down approaches, Opportunity rolled a little deeper into Perseverance Valley, and its Navcam shot a three-frame pan looking southeast (above). Note the shallow intersecting channels visible at left … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, July 7, 2017

Sol 4782, July 7, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: With the latest drive on sol 4782, Opportunity began the long drive down the floor of Perseverance … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Into the Valley

Sol 4781, July 6, 2017. A drive of 13.2 meters (43 feet) to the east brought Opportunity over the lip of Perseverance Valley. This let the Navcam capture three frames looking downslope toward the Endeavour Crater floor in the distance. … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sand ripples and rover tracks

Sol 4780, July 5, 2017. Looking south toward Winnemucca mesa (skyline at center), the Navcam captures a busy-looking landscape. There are rover wheel tracks (left and right), sand ripples (foreground) shaped by winds blowing out of Endeavour Crater (left), and … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Making tracks in the sand

Sol 4779, July 4, 2017. As Opportunity continued its examination of the trough that aligns with Perseverance Valley, it drove 30 meters (99 feet) to the northeast. There it parked and took a Navcam three-frame composite looking generally east. Note … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4775, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

July 2, 2017: Opportunity sprains ‘ankle’ but perseveres on walkabout: The autumn skies over Endeavour Crater remained hazy as dust from the summer storms continued to rain down, but Opportunity encountered some unexpected and serious June gloom when her right front … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Exploring in the channel

Sol 4774, June 29, 2017. Opportunity has driven to a location that stands within the shallow channel that leads toward Perseverance Valley. Scientists plan to explore this channel in hopes of determining whether or not it was eroded by flowing … Continue reading

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