Tag Archives: Marathon Valley

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: Closeup on Muffler II

Sol 4470, August 20, 2016. The Microscopic Imager moves in on the target dubbed Muffler II. (Names here commemorate rocks and targets identified at the Viking 1 and 2 landing sites in the 1970s.) Click image to enlarge it. At … 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: Rocks of Gibraltar II

Sol 4446-47, July 27-28, 2016. The rover’s Pancam is shooting a multi-color composite of an area on the north wall of Marathon Valley dubbed Gibraltar II. Below: the floor of Endeavour Crater, looking southeast about 10 in the morning; also … 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: Close-up on Bashful II

Sol 4434, July 15, 2016. The Microscopic Imager swoops in for a four-frame composite of Bashful II rock. (Keep in mind that the sunlight falling on the rock’s surface comes from the upper left.) Click to enlarge. Opportunity raw images, … Continue reading

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