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Opportunity: Sol 3618, March 29, 2014

At about 4 pm local time on Sol 3618, Opportunity’s left-side Pancam looked down from Murray Ridge (foreground) to image the floor of Endeavour Crater and the dark (active) sand dunes there. In the distance lies the crater’s southeastern rim, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3618, March 29, 2014

After a 20-meter (66-foot) drive to the southwest on Murray Ridge, Opportunity’s left-side Navcam took an unfiltered shot looking back along the rover’s track. The local time was nearly 4 pm. Note the low outcrop of rock on the ridge … Continue reading

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Cleaner rover sees its shadow in Martian spring

Late afternoon lighting produced a dramatic shadow of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity photographed by the rover’s rear hazard-avoidance camera on March 20, 2014. The shadow falls across a slope called the McClure-Beverlin Escarpment on the western rim of Endeavour … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3616, March 27, 2014

The rover’s Microscopic Imager checks out the rock dubbed Point Bede, seen here in front of Opportunity’s front wheels. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status and location map.

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Opportunity: Sol 3615, March 26, 2014

Opportunity’s right front Hazcam images Point Bede rock. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, and a location map.

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Opportunity Plymouth Harbor image mosaic

Opportunity’s surroundings (2.6 MB) on Sol 3613 (March 23, 2014) as mosaicked and colorized by Damia Bouic (Dijon, France) using filtered Pancam images. The boulder at left is dubbed Plymouth Harbor. The location is the McClure-Beverlin escarpment on Murray Ridge, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3613, March 23, 2014

A boulder dubbed Plymouth Harbor, as seen by the left Pancam through filter #5 (green) on Murray Ridge, Endeavour Crater. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status and location map. (Note: due to a computer issue at JPL, the raw-images … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3609, March 19, 2014

After driving about 12 meters (40 feet) toward the west northwest, Opportunity’s Pancam looks up Murray Ridge toward the McClure-Beverlin excarpment. The image at right was taken through the left-side Pancam filter #2 (750 nm, red). Opportunity raw images, its … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3608, March 18, 2014

Sugarloaf, in the rock garden of the McClure-Beverlin escarpment, as imaged by the left Pancam using filter #5 (green). Note Sugarloaf’s markedly different texture compared to the basaltic rocks nearby. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status and location map. … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3607, March 17, 2014

After driving about 1 meter uphill yesterday, Opportunity’s front Hazcams show the “rock garden” at the edge of the McClure-Beverlin escarpment. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status and location map. (Note: due to a computer issue at JPL, the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3604, March 15, 2014

At the eastern side of the McClure-Beverlin escarpment, Opportunity’s the left-side Pancam images (using filter #7) a clumpy rock with a markedly different texture than its neighbors. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status and location map. (Note: due to … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3602, March 12, 2014

Wind-shaped rock (ventifact)? At a target dubbed Augustine, the Pancam takes a close look at one of the cobble-size rocks on Murray Ridge using its filter collection. (More about the filters here.) This image at right uses left-side filter #5 … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3601, March 11, 2014

Opportunity’s Panoramic camera takes a closer look at those dark-toned rounded rocks noted before on Sol 3600. This image was made using the left-side Pancam filter #5, which has a wavelength of 535 nanometers (green). This produces in grayscale approximately … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3600, March 10, 2014

On its 3,600th sol since landing, Opportunity approached the rocky area dubbed by mission scientists the McClure-Beverlin escarpment. It lies high on Murray Ridge at Solander Point, Endeavour Crater. At right, the Hazcam images the arm hovering over an embedded … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sol 3,600

Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, built for a mission lasting 90 sols (Martian days), is experiencing its 3,600th sol on Mars today, March 10, 2014. Currently, the rover is exploring Murray Ridge on the Solander Point rim segment of Endeavour Crater. … Continue reading

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