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Opportunity: La Bajada in the rear view mirror

Sol 4910, November 16, 2017. Three Pancam frames (two in false color by Holger Isenberg) look back up slope toward the La Bajada area in Perseverance Valley. Note the rover wheel tracks. Scientists are using Opportunity to examine the ends … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Reshoot on Mesilla

Sol 4900 (!), November 5, 2017. To understand what caused the striations on the target dubbed Mesilla, Opportunity’s science team took advantage of the rover being parked at La Bajada to reshoot the rock with the Microscopic Imager. Once again, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Closeup on Mesilla rock texture

Sol 4895, October 31, 2017. Rover scientists commanded the Microscopic Imager to shoot six frames on a grooved rock dubbed Mesilla at the La Bajada site, as they seek to find out what made the grooves. Wind? Water? Unclear as … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Shadows of afternoon lengthen

Sol 4893, October 29, 2017. Opportunity is parked in the area dubbed La Bajada. The top shot at right was taken by the left Hazcam at 3:38 p.m. local time, the one below 19 minutes later. Click either to enlarge … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking at La Bajada

Sol 4891, October 27, 2017. Opportunity’s current target of study is a rocky area dubbed La Bajada. The Pancam shot a two-frame composite showing the surface of the rocks partly embedded in the soil. The rocks show shallow grooves that … Continue reading

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Opportunity spends the week imaging

Opportunity Status Report, October 20, 2017: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Although winter conditions are constraining activity, rover energy production has improved slightly, and more of the earlier relay … Continue reading

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