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Opportunity: Extending the ‘Journey of the Dead Man’

Sol 4984, January 30, 2018. Opportunity’s Microscopic Imager has revisited the outcrop named Jornada del Muerto. The MI took a second set of frames that lie just to the right of the previous set, collected on Sol 4977. In the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam scopes out Robledo

Sol 4983, January 29, 2018. Two frames by the Pancam (false color by Holger Isenberg) profile the outcrop dubbed Robledo.  Click the image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, location map, and atmospheric opacity, known as … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Navcam looks northwest

Sol 4981, January 28, 2018. Despite some glare from the Sun (at bottom center), the rover’s Navcam shot a three-frame composite centered on azimuth 313° (northwest). The view includes the peak of the Cape Tribulation rim segment and a small … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Jornada del Muerto, by Pancam

Sol 4979, January 25, 2018. The rover’s Pancam looked down and shot a multi-filtered series of frames on an outcrop dubbed Jornada del Muerto, which is the current target of interest for mission scientists (false-color version by Holger Isenberg). Click … Continue reading

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Opportunity Field Report, January 25, 2018

Sol 4978, January 25, 2018: Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: 14th Anniversary of Opportunity on Mars! [More at link]

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Opportunity prepares for a flight software update

Opportunity Status Report: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater from a location in the north fork of the local flow channel. Color imaging of light toned bedrock and nearby streaked … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Closeup on Jornada del Muerto

Sols 4977-78, January 23-24, 2018. On Sol 4977, rover scientists put the Microscopic Imager to work on a rough-surfaced target dubbed Jornada del Muerto (right). This rock has a surface texture that appears unlike others seen before. The Navcam composite … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Surveying down the valley channel

Sol 4975, January 21, 2018. Four Navcam frames lay out the Perseverance Valley channel immediately downslope from the rover, with low outcrops. At right, the Hazcam view downslope and upslope. Click any image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its … Continue reading

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Opportunity gets dust cleaning and passes 45 kilometers of driving

Opportunity Status Report: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover has moved along the north fork of the local flow channel. However, before moving, the rover spent several sols … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Going north across Perseverance Valley

Sol 4970, January 16, 2018. The rover’s Navcam looked back over its recent track on the slope of Perseverance Valley, and shot a composite that shows valley outcrops and even a bit of the next rim segment to the south … Continue reading

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