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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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Opportunity: Perseverance Valley (very) close-up

Sol 4851, September 16, 2017. The Microscopic Imager shoots a target named Albuquerque on the ground in front of Opportunity. At right is the Hazcam view. Click either image to enlarge it. Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, location … Continue reading

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45 Kilometers on the odometry for Opportunity!

Opportunity Status Report, September 8, 2017: Opportunity is continuing the winter exploration of “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. Winter is constraining the available energy, so the project has the rover doing “hops” (drives) from one energy-favorable … Continue reading

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Opportunity: In the valley

Sol 4840, September 5, 2017. Three Navcam frames look back uphill toward the head of Perseverance Valley, while four false-color Pancam shots (Holger Isenberg) show parts of what may be single, long outcrop.  Click either image to enlarge it. Opportunity … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4836, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

September 1, 2017: Opportunity Ventures Deeper into Perseverance: Along the western rim of Endeavour Crater, Opportunity forged onward in August vicariously taking the Mars Exploration Rovers team – along with a global contingent of mission observers all around Earth – … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Perched on a lily pad, looking down

Sol 4836, September 1, 2017. With a bit of driving on Sol 4834 (note the tracks at left), Opportunity is now perched on one of its “lily pads,” bits of ground that tip the rover’s solar panels northward for better … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Seeks energy-favorable locations to recharge its solar panels during winter

Opportunity Status Report, August 31, 2017. Opportunity is exploring “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour crater. Winter has constrained the energy levels on the rover, so the project has been exercising the strategy of driving the rover from … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Going upslope a few meters

Sol 4834, August 30, 2017. A quiet day at Endeavour Crater, with Opportunity making a short drive upslope of about 5 meters (16 feet). This Hazcam view, taken a little after 4 p.m. local time, shows the rover’s tracks, with … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Outcrop near valley channel

Sol 4831, August 27, 2017. Parked on a north-tipping slope for better power, Opportunity is imaging its surroundings. Above is a two-frame Navcam view looking northward (with strong lens flare), while below is a Pancam triptych of the rounded rocks … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Staying put for a bit to image valley

Opportunity Status Report, August 22, 2017: Opportunity is located in “Perseverance Valley” on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover has been staying in place collecting extensive Panoramic Camera (Pancam) stereo panoramas. Now that we are in the valley, … Continue reading

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