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Opportunity taking Pancam stereo shots

Opportunity Status Report, December 7, 2017:¬†Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of Perseverance Valley on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The past week the rover spent conducting an extensive Panoramic Camera (Pancam) color stereo imaging campaign with large Pancam … Continue reading

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Opportunity’s tilted winter strategy works

NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, has just passed the shortest-daylight weeks of the long Martian year with its solar panels in encouragingly clean condition for entering a potential dust-storm season in 2018. Before dust season will come the 14th Earth-year … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The wind is your only companion at Meridiani Planum

The wind is your only companion at Meridiani Planum. This area in Meridiani Planum is not far from the landing site of the rover Opportunity. Beautiful Mars series.

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Opportunity report, Sol 4925, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

December 1, 2017: Opportunity Returns Fundamental Finding in Perseverance, Cruises Through Winter Solstice: Opportunity continued the historic winter science campaign inside Perseverance Valley and delivered the goods that confirmed an important discovery in November, and then cruised through winter solstice, … Continue reading

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Opportunity’s odometer clicks over to 28 miles

Opportunity Status Report, November 30, 2017: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of Perseverance Valley on the west rim of the Noachian-aged Endeavour Crater. Before moving to the next waypoint, the team commanded the rover on Sol 4916 (Nov. 21, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Going down…

Sol 4924, November 30, 2017. Three Navcam frames look back over Opportunity’s drive down Perseverance Valley. The most recent rover wheel tracks run straight up the slope. But left of center, tracks are visible which show the rover’s movements from … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Working its way downslope

Sol 4923, November 29, 2017. After nearly 15 meters (47 feet) of driving toward the east-northeast, Opportunity’s Navcam took a composite view looking ahead down the slope of Endeavor Crater’s inner rim. The low bumps and shallow troughs form part … Continue reading

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Opportunity: The course ahead

Sol 4911, November 17, 2017. As Opportunity’s scientists continue their survey of the troughs and channels in Perseverance Valley, they are driving the rover downhill. Side trips and brief upslope forays may occur as they study the bumps in the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: La Bajada in the rear view mirror

Sol 4910, November 16, 2017. Three Pancam frames (two in false color by Holger Isenberg) look back up slope toward the La Bajada area in Perseverance Valley. Note the rover wheel tracks. Scientists are using Opportunity to examine the ends … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Drifting downhill a few meters

Sol 4907, November 13, 2017. Mission controllers drove Opportunity 8.8 meters (29 feet) downslope from its perch for the last week or two. The Navcam then took a sequence of images looking back up (left side) and toward the northwest … Continue reading

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