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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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Opportunity: Seven-frame MI closeup on Waverly

Sol 4656, February 28, 2017. The Microscopic Imager usually captures a target with four frames in a 2-by-2 array. This time, at a target named Waverly, there’s a fifth frame added. (Edit: On Sol 4657, the MI added two more … Continue reading

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Opportunity: MI on Boonville at Rocheport

Sol 4652, February 24, 2017. The Microscopic Imager closed in on Boonville, part of the surface at Rocheport, the exposed, wind-swept surface at the head of Willamette Valley. Click image (2 MB) to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, February 10, 2017

Sol 4639, February 10, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has successfully clawed its way to within a few meters of the crater rim after spending … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Eyeing the exit

Sol 4638, February 9, 2017. As Opportunity approaches the upper end of the valley leading to the rim crest, the Pancam is scouting ahead to the exit route. Once the crest is reached, a vista should open toward the west. … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Making tracks for the rim

Sol 4637, February 8, 2017. After a 13-meter (40-foot) uphill drive on Sol 4636, Opportunity is nearly at the head of the shallow valley that leads to the crest of the Cape Tribulation rim segment. The Navcam view above shows … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, February 6, 2017

Sol 4633, February 6, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Several sols ago Opportunity made it up and past the steepest section of its climb out of … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4630, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

February 5, 2017: Opportunity Celebrates the Big 1-3, Begins 14th Year of Ops!: As people all around Earth partied and watched fireworks signal the launch of 2017, some 45 million miles away the New Year got off to a start … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Fort Thompson

Sol 4629, January 31, 2017. With Opportunity parked on the rim facing south, mission scientists positioned the instrument arm so as to examine a target — Fort Thompson — lying on the ground directly in front of the rover. Above, … Continue reading

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