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Opportunity: La Joya, take 2

Sol 5093, May 23, 2018. After taking one close-up on the La Joya target rock, the Microscopic Imager shifted position for another close-up of the rock (above), which partly overlaps with the first. (Click the image to enlarge it.) A … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking at La Joya

Sol 5091, May 21, 2018. Mission scientists commanded the rover to use its Microscopic Imager to shoot a 2×3 composite image of part of the rock dubbed La Joya. In the plans is an additional survey of a different part … Continue reading

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Opportunity: La Joya and disturbed soil

Sol 5087, May 16, 2018. Opportunity is parked at La Salinera, an exposed outcrop on the edge of Persevereance Valley. Scientists are using the Pancam to take multi-colored images of targets nearby, producing false-color composite images that reveal differences in … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Passage to Inde

Sols 5076-77, May 5-6, 2018. Mission controllers used the rover’s Pancam to shoot five multi-filtered frames to make a false-color composite image of flat-lying tabular rocks at the La Salinera site in Perseverance Valley. Mission control then drove Opportunity about … Continue reading

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Opportunity: False-color Pancam on pitted rocks

Sol 5073, May 2, 2018. With Opportunity parked at La Salinera, mission scientists used the Pancam to shoot a multi-filtered set of images of the pitted rocks next to the rover. (Holger Isenberg reconstructions; false colors vary across the composite … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Allende in closeup

Sol 5072, May 1, 2018. Parked at a pitted rock named Allende, Opportunity put the Microscopic Imager to work making a 2×2 composite view of the target. At right is the Hazcam view to the south with the rover arm … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Aiming at Allende

Sol 5070, April 29, 2018. On the weekend, Opportunity turned to square up to its next target, a rock dubbed Allende (arrow), seen in the Navcam view above. At right is a false-color (Holger Isenberg) Pancam view showing Allende in … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Moving into place

Sol 5068, April 27, 2018. Mission controllers have been driving Opportunity to where the rover can examine both the vesicular rocks and the tabular ones with comparative ease. So they drove the rover uphill, then turned, and went to the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Surveying a field of interest

Sol 5064, April 23, 2018. The rover’s Navcam shot a composite of four images looking over a nearby area of interest to mission scientists as they seek to determine the origin of the rocks on display here. In the foreground … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam, far and near

Sol 5062, April 21, 2018. Opportunity turned the Pancam on a nearby patch of ground disturbed by the right-side wheels and also took a look at the tabular outcrop a little distance away.  (False-color reconstructions by Holger Isenberg.)  Click either … Continue reading

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