Tag Archives: San Juan Pueblo

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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Opportunity: Parts of San Juan Pueblo in Pancam false color

Sol 5049 and 5051, April 7 and 9, 2018. As scientists study the rocks at the San Juan Pueblo site, they are using Opportunity’s multi-filter Pancam to identify different materials on the rocks’ surface. Above is a swath along the … Continue reading

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Opportunty: Pancam profiles San Juan Pueblo

Sol 5046, April 4, 2018. The science team commanded Opportunity to shoot a series of filtered Pancam images on the parts of the San Juan Pueblo outcrop that lie a short distance upslope from the rover. The above composite uses … Continue reading

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Opportunity: MI closeup on San Juan Pueblo

Sol 5045, April 3, 2018. The outcrop named San Juan Pueblo shows a vesicular texture studded with hollows and voids, seen in this 2×2 mosaic by Opportunity’s Microscopic Imager. If this were a piece of basalt on Earth, it would … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Vesicular rocks at San Juan Pueblo

Sol 5042, March 31, 2018. San Juan Pueblo is the name of the target Opportunity is now examining. Its rocks show vesicles — hollow voids — that are found commonly with volcanic rocks that form when gas-rich magma reaches the … Continue reading

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