Tag Archives: Opportunity

Opportunity: Aiming at Allende

Sol 5070, April 29, 2018. On the weekend, Opportunity turned to square up to its next target, a rock dubbed Allende (arrow), seen in the Navcam view above. At right is a false-color (Holger Isenberg) Pancam view showing Allende in … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Moving into place

Sol 5068, April 27, 2018. Mission controllers have been driving Opportunity to where the rover can examine both the vesicular rocks and the tabular ones with comparative ease. So they drove the rover uphill, then turned, and went to the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Surveying a field of interest

Sol 5064, April 23, 2018. The rover’s Navcam shot a composite of four images looking over a nearby area of interest to mission scientists as they seek to determine the origin of the rocks on display here. In the foreground … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam, far and near

Sol 5062, April 21, 2018. Opportunity turned the Pancam on a nearby patch of ground disturbed by the right-side wheels and also took a look at the tabular outcrop a little distance away.  (False-color reconstructions by Holger Isenberg.)  Click either … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The Martian Horns of Hattin?

The Martian Horns of Hattin? No, it’s actually a degraded crater rim, and this is similar to what Opportunity viewed at Endeavour Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Opportunity: Crushed rock in false color

Sol 5061, April 20, 2018. Mission scientists commanded the Pancam to shoot a series of filtered images along the line of vesicular rocks, part of which was crushed under Opportunity’s wheels in the last few sols. Click the image (false-color … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Planning the next moves

Sol 5060, April 19, 2018. The rover has backed off slightly from the outcrop and mission scientists are planning Opportunity’s next moves. The above shows the Navcam view of the outcrop with the flat tabular rocks at upper left. These … Continue reading

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Opportunity: What’s next?

Sol 5058, April 17, 2018. Two Navcam frames show Opportunity facing the area named La Salinera, with many vesicular rocks running in a small ridge uphill in the center of the composite image. On the left edge of the image, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking close at Nazas

Sol 5053, April 12, 2018. The Microscopic Imager moved in close for a 2×2 set of images on Nazas, part of the San Juan Pueblo outcrop.  At right is the Hazcam view of the site, with Opportunity facing south. Click … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5042, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

April 11, 2018: Opportunity Presses On in Perseverance, Pace Picks Up: In the west rim of Endeavour Crater, Opportunity continued her exploration of Perseverance Valley in March – humankind’s first study of a carved channel in an ancient crater on … Continue reading

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