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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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Opportunity: Crushed rock in false color

Sol 5061, April 20, 2018. Mission scientists commanded the Pancam to shoot a series of filtered images along the line of vesicular rocks, part of which was crushed under Opportunity’s wheels in the last few sols. Click the image (false-color … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Planning the next moves

Sol 5060, April 19, 2018. The rover has backed off slightly from the outcrop and mission scientists are planning Opportunity’s next moves. The above shows the Navcam view of the outcrop with the flat tabular rocks at upper left. These … Continue reading

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Opportunity: What’s next?

Sol 5058, April 17, 2018. Two Navcam frames show Opportunity facing the area named La Salinera, with many vesicular rocks running in a small ridge uphill in the center of the composite image. On the left edge of the image, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking close at Nazas

Sol 5053, April 12, 2018. The Microscopic Imager moved in close for a 2×2 set of images on Nazas, part of the San Juan Pueblo outcrop.  At right is the Hazcam view of the site, with Opportunity facing south. Click … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5042, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

April 11, 2018: Opportunity Presses On in Perseverance, Pace Picks Up: In the west rim of Endeavour Crater, Opportunity continued her exploration of Perseverance Valley in March – humankind’s first study of a carved channel in an ancient crater on … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Parts of San Juan Pueblo in Pancam false color

Sol 5049 and 5051, April 7 and 9, 2018. As scientists study the rocks at the San Juan Pueblo site, they are using Opportunity’s multi-filter Pancam to identify different materials on the rocks’ surface. Above is a swath along the … Continue reading

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Opportunty: Pancam profiles San Juan Pueblo

Sol 5046, April 4, 2018. The science team commanded Opportunity to shoot a series of filtered Pancam images on the parts of the San Juan Pueblo outcrop that lie a short distance upslope from the rover. The above composite uses … Continue reading

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Opportunity: MI closeup on San Juan Pueblo

Sol 5045, April 3, 2018. The outcrop named San Juan Pueblo shows a vesicular texture studded with hollows and voids, seen in this 2×2 mosaic by Opportunity’s Microscopic Imager. If this were a piece of basalt on Earth, it would … Continue reading

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