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Opportunity: Sights ahead

Sol 4706, April 21, 2017. After a 19-meter (62-foot) drive, the Rover’s Pancam surveyed the ground ahead. The left arrow points to the start of Perseverance Valley, the right arrow indicates a bright outcrop of rock to investigate, and the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Heading for the valley

Sol 4705, April 19, 2017. The Navcam shows the way forward toward the head of Perseverance Valley, with Winnemucca mesa beyond. At right is a false-color view of the RATted area at Ogalalla (Holger Isenberg). Click either image to enlarge … Continue reading

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Opportunity leaves Cape Tribulation

NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing “Cape Tribulation,” a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, “Perseverance Valley.” The rover team plans observations in the valley to determine what type of fluid activity … Continue reading

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Opportunity: RAT and roll

Sol 4705, April 19, 2017. After doing a RAT-grind on the outcrop target Ogalalla, Opportunty drove more than 130 meters (430 feet) southward, leaving the outcrop behind. At top right, the right-side front Hazcam shows the rear view, while below, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: RATting Ogalalla

Sol 4704, April 18, 2017. On its path to Perseverance Valley, the rover drove across an area of flat rock, apparently bedrock. But what rock unit is it? As a target of, um, opportunity, the science team decided to drill … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Driving downhill, backwards

Sol 4693, April 7, 2017. The image above is a four-frame Navcam composite looking south and taken as Opportunity continues its careful descent from the Cape Tribulation rim crest. The drive distance on this sol was 14 meters (46 feet).  … Continue reading

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Opportunity: False-color on Cape Byron

Sol 4690, April 4, 2017. The Pancam’s view south shows the landscape ahead in false color (Holger Isenberg). Click image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, a location map, and atmospheric opacity, known as tau.

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Opportunity report, Sol 4687, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

April 4, 2017: Opportunity dodges dust storms, makes tracks to Perseverance Valley: After wrapping the final science investigations on the slopes of Cape Tribulation, Opportunity climbed up and over the rim of Endeavour Crater in March and embarked on the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam scouting to south & west

Sol 4684, March 28, 2017. To evaluate the best route forward, mission controllers directed the Pancam to take filtered images in two directions. Above, is southward, below is to the west. For larger views, click either image; false-color versions by … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Coming down Cape Tribulation

Sol 4678, March 22, 2017. Opportunity’s path is taking it down from the summit of one Endeavour Crater rim segment (Cape Tribulation) as it heads for Perseverance Valley, which is a feature in the next segment, Cape Byron. The Navcam … Continue reading

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