Tag Archives: Hinners Point

Opportunity report, Sol 4481, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

September 5, 2016: Opportunity Gets in the Groove, Wraps Science Marathon Valley: Opportunity got in the groove at Endeavour Crater in August finishing the last of her science assignments in Marathon Valley, the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) team prepared for … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking down the Valley

Sol 4468, August 18, 2016. The Navcam took a semi-panorama (1 frame high by 7 frames wide) that started looking northeast and finished by pointing southwest. Above, the lefthand part of the pan: a view down Marathon Valley, with dunes … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Gibraltar II panorama

Sol 4453, August 3, 2016. The rover’s Pancam has finally taken sufficient images to capture the north wall of Marathon Valley as the Gibraltar II panorama.┬áThe Gibraltar II target itself lies just left of center in the main outcrop. (The … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4451, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

August 3, 2016: Opportunity Nears End of Marathon Valley Tour, Team Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Viking: …Opportunity worked some of the last of her science assignments in Marathon Valley and the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) team celebrated its 10th mission … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sleepy II, and driving on

Sol 4445, July 26, 2016. Opportunity turned its Pancam onto a clump of rocks collectively dubbed Sleepy II. (False-color version by Holger Isenberg.) Names here commemorate rocks studied by the Viking landers 40 years ago this summer. Then the rover … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Moving onward

Sols 4442-43, July 23-24, 2016. Following a drive of about 75 feet (23 meters) to the north-northeast, Opportunity’s Navcam shot a 3-frame view looking ahead (above). The low ridge leads downslope from Hinners Point and forms the north wall of … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Down the valley

Sol 4438, July 19, 2016. Three Navcam frames portray the slope of Marathon Valley, and assorted rocks near the rover. Hinners Point lies out of the frame to the left, Knudsen Ridge at right. Click to enlarge. Opportunity raw images, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Hinners Point

Sol 4433, July 13, 2016. A sequence of false-color Pancam frames outlines the edge of Hinners Point, which forms the north wall of Marathon Valley (color versions by Holger Isenberg). Click to enlarge. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4421, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

July 7, 2016: Opportunity Begins Final Science Campaign in Marathon Valley: The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission entered its 150th month of surface exploration in June as Opportunity began checking off the last science investigations in Marathon Valley, and the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Reshooting York

Sol 4420, June 30, 2016. The Pancam’s set of frames portraying the York target (circular area at right center) hints at a complex mineralogy for the rock it’s part of. (Holger Isenberg composite). Below, two Navcam frames show the head … Continue reading

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