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Opportunity: Northern composite view

Sol 4886, October 22, 2017. Above is a composite view of Navcam shots starting with one that looks straight up the slope Opportunity is parked on (left side) and continuing on the north side around to look straight downslope (right … Continue reading

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Opportunity spends the week imaging

Opportunity Status Report, October 20, 2017: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Although winter conditions are constraining activity, rover energy production has improved slightly, and more of the earlier relay … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4864, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

October 2, 2017: Opportunity Braves Onset of Winter to Picture Perseverance. The Martian winter began to grip Endeavour Crater in September, slowing the pace of the Mars Exploration Rovers mission. But Opportunity braved the brutal cold in Perseverance Valley and … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Recent drive improves energy levels slightly

Opportunity Status Report, October 16, 2017: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The cold, low-light winter conditions continue to constrain activity, although with a recent drive, energy levels have improved … Continue reading

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Radar shows thick, porous sediments & no ground ice under Meridiani Planum

New findings reveal deposits on Mars that could be interpreted to be ice-rich may contain little or no ice at all, based on an analysis of radar sounder data for Meridiani Planum — an area on the planet’s equator being … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Head of the valley in false color

Sol 4859, September 24, 2017. Five Pancam frames in false color (Holger Isenberg) profile the head of Perseverance Valley, looking upslope from the rover’s perch on a Sun-favored “lily pad.” Opportunity’s tracks into the valley are visible in the disturbed … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, September 22, 2017

Sol 4857, September 22, 2017: Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity is continuing its drive down Persevereance Valley, a channel that was cut in the inner wall … Continue reading

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Opportunity: MI closeup on Bernalillo

Sol 4857, September 22, 2017. Sunlight and shadow play on a patch of ground, as seen by the Microscopic Imager (above). The large pebble is dubbed Bernalillo. (The present target naming system honors places along the Camino Real de Tierra … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Rover craters

In the week of 18 September 2017, the low-resolution webcam on ESA’s Mars Express captured some impressive images from between 3000 km to 5000 km altitude. The image series is being used to calibrate the camera now that it has … Continue reading

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Opportunity continues to survey Perseverance Valley during winter

Opportunity Status Report, September 21, 2017: Opportunity is continuing the winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Winter continues to constrain activity. Sols 4849, 4852 and 4854 (Sept. 13, Sept. 16 and Sept. 19, 2017), … Continue reading

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