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Opportunity: Heavy traffic zone

Sols 5096-5100 (!), May 27-30, 2018. A 12-frame Pancam composite (false color by Holger Isenberg) shows the heavily trafficked ground to the northeast of the rover’s current position. As mission scientists wished to examine one outcrop or rock after another … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam looks downslope

Sol 5094, May 24, 2018. Opportunity’s Pancam looked downslope and made a set of multi-filtered images (false-color by Holger Isenberg) for a composite view of the lower Perseverance Valley channel. Note the streaks in the soil in the two images … Continue reading

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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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HiRISE: Following Opportunity

Following Opportunity. This image adds more coverage the general area that the rover Opportunity passed through (not the entire image). The image would also be useful for secondary crater studies and monitoring the disappearance of Opportunity’s tracks over time. Beautiful Mars … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Inde and environs

Sols 5077-78, May 6-7, 2018. With Opportunity parked at the rock target called Inde, the Pancam shot a series of frames, mostly multi-filtered, documenting the outcrop near the rock in better perspective than that shown here. Above shows Inde’s neighbors … 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 report, Sol 5072, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

May 4, 2018: Opportunity Studies Mystery Rock, Mission Officials Seek 2019 Extension: Opportunity spent April further exploring the area about halfway down Perseverance Valley, checking out unusual, vesicular or pitted rocks the likes of which she has never seen, while … 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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