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Opportunity: Coming down Cape Tribulation

Sol 4678, March 22, 2017. Opportunity’s path is taking it down from the summit of one Endeavour Crater rim segment (Cape Tribulation) as it heads for Perseverance Valley, which is a feature in the next segment, Cape Byron. The Navcam … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Short drive to the south

Sol 4677, March 21, 2017. Mission controllers drove Opportunity (in reverse) about 20 meters (about 66 feet) southward, continuing its course toward Perseverance Valley. Above is a three-frame Navcam composite centered on azimuth 180° (due south). The interior of Endeavour … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam snaps the sourroundings

Sols 4672 & 4674, March 16 & 18, 2017. Opportunity has halted on a low ridge to shoot Pancam color frames on the outcrops nearby. Above, a Navcam composite from Sol 4672 looks south, with yellow outlining the general area … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Rolling southward

Sol 4670, March 14, 2017. With the Pancam continuing its scouting-ahead role, the rover drove 36 meters (117 feet) toward the south and the next target of science interest, Perseverance Valley. Click image (1.3 MB) to enlarge it. Opportunity raw … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 13, 2017

Sol 4669, March 13, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has begun the drive down the long descending southward slope of the rim crest here. The … Continue reading

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Opportunity: View to the south in false color

Sol 4668, March 12, 2017. Still on the downslope from the summit of the Cape Tribulation rim segment, the rover’s Pancam shot the view to the south in multi-band color. At right is a look at the nearby surface showing … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Descending Cape Tribulation

Sol 4665, March 9, 2017. Having driven more than 20 meters (66 feet) south in the last day, Opportunity used its Pancam as a forward scouting imager. The three frames used for this composite were taken using Pancam’s red-sensitive filter, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Cape Byron in view

Sol 4664, March 8, 2017. As Opportunity drove in reverse over a smooth rise, Cape Byron, the next rim-segment toward the south came into view. In this three Pancam frame composite, the flat plains of Meridiani lie to the right … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 6, 2017

Sol 4662, March 6, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Out of the crater and cruising south! For nearly two years Opportunity’s world has been tilted 10-25 … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4657, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

March 3, 2017: Opportunity reaches top of Endeavour Rim, wraps Cape Tribulation: Driving the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission further into its fourteenth year of surface operations, Opportunity continued hiking the slopes of Cape Tribulation in February and finally reached … Continue reading

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