Tag Archives: Perseverance Valley

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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Opportunity: Short drive to the south

Sol 4677, March 21, 2017. Mission controllers drove Opportunity (in reverse) about 20 meters (about 66 feet) southward, continuing its course toward Perseverance Valley. Above is a three-frame Navcam composite centered on azimuth 180° (due south). The interior of Endeavour … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Rolling southward

Sol 4670, March 14, 2017. With the Pancam continuing its scouting-ahead role, the rover drove 36 meters (117 feet) toward the south and the next target of science interest, Perseverance Valley. Click image (1.3 MB) to enlarge it. Opportunity raw … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 13, 2017

Sol 4669, March 13, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has begun the drive down the long descending southward slope of the rim crest here. The … Continue reading

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Opportunity: View to the south in false color

Sol 4668, March 12, 2017. Still on the downslope from the summit of the Cape Tribulation rim segment, the rover’s Pancam shot the view to the south in multi-band color. At right is a look at the nearby surface showing … Continue reading

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