Tag Archives: Knudsen Ridge

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: Southward the course

Sol 4485, September 5, 2016. After passing through Lews and Clark Gap, Opportunity drove 23 meters (75 feet) toward the southeast, across the sloping inner rim of Endeavour Crater. The image above (click to enlarge, 2.6 MB) shows the post-drive … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Wharton Ridge, two Pancam views

Sols 4483-84, September 3-4, 2016. Two views of Wharton Ridge, taken by the Pancam as Opportunity transited Lewis and Clark Gap. The view above (1.2 MB) is from Sol 4484, and looks down the long axis of the ridge. Below … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, September 2, 2016

Sol 4482, September 2, 2016; Rover Field Report¬†by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has arrived at “Lewis and Clark Gap” with a new view to the south. It is about … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Through the Gap and onward

Sol 4482, September 2, 2016. Opportunity rolled through Lewis and Clark Gap and is driving onward into new territory to the south. Above, a Navcam composite looking down Wharton Ridge from the Gap (click to enlarge, 1.6 MB), and at … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Approaching the Gap

Sol 4481, September 1, 2016. At about 3 p.m. local time, Opportunity stood not far from Lewis and Clark Gap when the Navcam took this composite. Rock-covered Wharton Ridge lies ahead downslope, while visible at right is the lower end … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Wharton Ridge

Sol 4480, August 31, 2016. The Pancam shot a five-frame composite of Wharton Ridge, through which the Lewis and Clark Gap passes. The gap is the smooth rock-free area at the upslope end of the ridge. (Robert Wharton was a … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Driving to the Gap

Sol 4479, August 30, 2016. Three Navcam shots show the way ahead after Opportunity’s 15-meter (50-foot) drive toward Lewis and Clark Gap (arrowed).¬† The Gap will be the rover’s pathway through Knudsen Ridge and out of Marathon Valley, as Opportunity … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Lewis and Clark Gap

Sol 4476, August 27, 2016. The rover’s next destination is an area called Lewis and Clark Gap, which lies toward the south side of Marathon Valley. This trio of Pancam images shows part of the area. The left frame is … 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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