Tag Archives: Knudsen Ridge

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 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 wrapping it up at Marathon Valley

“Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on. Opportunity recently collected a sweeping panorama from near the western end … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Probing for clays

Sol 4398, June 8, 2016. Opportunity is continuing its examination of the rocks near the head of Marathon Valley. Above: the Navcam view east (click to enlarge). At right: the instrument arm’s “workplane,” in a false-color Pancam composite by Holger … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam survey near valley’s head

Sol 4383, May 23, 2016. Rover controllers directed the Panoramic Camera (Pancam) to make a survey 27 frames wide by one high showing Opportunity’s surroundings from its current location near the head of Marathon Valley. The frames were taken using … Continue reading

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

May 10, 2016: Opportunity Sleuths New Site for Smectites: After capturing a rare image of a dust devil whirling through the interior of Endeavour Crater at the end of March, Opportunity and the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) team pressed on … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, May 5, 2016

Sol 4365, May 5, 2016; Rover Field Report¬†by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity¬† arrived at its current location on sol 4345 to begin investigation of an outcrop on the crest … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Searching clays at the valley head

Sols 4346-7, April 15-16, 2016. Opportunity remains at the head of the valley as it shoots a multi-frame, multi-sol Pancam mosaic. This is to identify candidate targets for investigation that may be clay-rich. At right is a four-frame Microscopic Imager … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking downslope

Sol 4338, April 7, 2016. After shooting the view upslope on Sol 4337, the Navcam continued its panorama from north (left side) through east to southeast (right). One frame from Sol 4337 (third from right) links the left and right … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Seeking targets upslope

Sol 4337, April 6, 2016. Three Navcam frames sketch the upslope rocks, framed by the uppermost section of Knudsen Ridge on the left and part of Hinners Point on the right. Mission scientists are looking for the best places to … Continue reading

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