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Opportunity takes right at the fork and has successful battery test

Opportunity Status Report: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover is positioned upstream of a fork in the flow channels. After some deliberation, it was decided to take the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam at San Miguel

Sol 4961, January 7, 2018. The Pancam has been busy shooting at a target area dubbed San Miguel (false-color versions by Holger Isenberg). At right are other rocks nearby. Click any image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4955, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

January 5, 2018: Opportunity Beats Winter, Wraps 2017, and Heads for 14th Anniversary: With the Martian winter on the run at Endeavour Crater, the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission cruised closer to its 14th anniversary of exploring the Red Planet … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Surveying lower Perserverance Valley

Sol 4958, January 3, 2018. Opportunity’s Navcam shot a three-frame composite looking down on the lower half of Perseverance Valley. Rover scientists and mission planners are deciding what part of the channel to explore to determine the valley’s origin. Click … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pitted and scoured Pasaje

Sol 4956, January 2, 2018. A blocky rock dubbed Pasaje shows a surface texture heavily eroded by wind-blown dust and sand to the point of looking layered. Yet at the same time, part of it appears pitted, resembling vesicular basalt. … Continue reading

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Opportunity takes extensive imagery to decide where to go

Opportunity Status Report: Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover is positioned upstream of a fork in the flow channels. The team is collecting imagery to decide which fork, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Sand and pebbles

Sol 4941, December 18, 2017. The Microscopic Imager took a three-frame composite of the workplane target, dubbed Carrizal, in front of Opportunity. The pebbles in the sandy soil vary from smooth to relatively rough. At left center a curved mark … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Perseverance Valley outcrops

Sol 4937, December 13, 2017. As part of its profiling the details of Perseverance Valley, the Pancam took two multi-filtered images of thinly layered outcrops or loose rocks in the valley’s channel. The false-color reconstruction (by Holger Isenberg) shows faint … Continue reading

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Opportunity comes to a fork in the road

Opportunity Status Report, December 13, 2017: …┬áThe rover continued with several days of collecting color, stereo, Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas of the surrounding terrain. Then, on Sol 4934 (Dec. 10, 2017), after a sol of recharging, Opportunity drove about 28 … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Onward and downward

Sol 4936, December 12, 2017. One day after it drove 8.4 meters (28 feet) downslope, Opportunity turned its Navcam to shoot a series of images (which unavoidably include severe lens flare) that range in direction from south (at left) to … Continue reading

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