Tag Archives: Spirit Mound

Opportunity: Eastern panorama

Sol 4581, December 13, 2016. Six composited Navcam frames show the view toward the east across the floor of Endeavour Crater to the far rim, 14 miles (22 kilometers) away. The second and third frames from the left show three … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking north and south

Sol 4557, November 18, 2016. After driving more than 12 meters (almost 40 feet) to the southeast, Opportunity is parked adjacent to Pompy’s Tower (at left in the above composite). Mission controllers directed the Navcam to perform a 10-frame panorama … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking past Pompy’s Tower

Sol 4554, November 15, 2016. Opportunity has driven about 10 meters (33 feet) upslope from its former position. Here the Navcam looks straight south past Pompy’s Tower (left) across a field of rocks subtly faceted by windblown dust. Click image … Continue reading

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Opportunity near Pompy’s Tower

Sol 4550, November 11, 2016. Continuing its journey along Endeavour Crater’s rim, Opportunity stands near Pompy’s Tower (left) in the Navcam composite above. The yellow rectangle indicates the area shown below in the two Pancam frames that take a look … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pompy’s Tower and environs

Sol 4548, November 9, 2016. Opportunity is surveying the ground that lies ahead to the south. Above is the Navcam view, with the arrow pointing to a target dubbed Pompy’s Tower, after a landscape feature in Montana along the Lewis … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 4540, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

November 5, 2016: Opportunity Scales Spirit Mound, Takes Shot at Schiaparelli: Deep in the western rim of Endeavour Crater at Cape Tribulation, Opportunity spent the month of October on Spirit Mound studying the rich yet familiar geology at the first … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Farewell, Spirit Mound

Sol 4546, November 7, 2016. The rover completed its final survey of Spirit Mound and the downslope area beyond (false-color Pancam by Holger Isenberg; 2.5 MB) on Sol 4544. Then it was commanded to drive 31 meters (about 100 feet) … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking at Chamois in color

Sol 4541, November 1, 2016. The rover’s Pancam took a series of filtered images of a target dubbed Chamois (false-color version by Holger Isenberg). The target (arrow) lies just ahead of Opportunity’s solar panel in the image at right. Both … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking southerly over Spirit Mound

Sol 4539, October 30, 2016. With the top of Spirit Mound making a rampart in front of the rover, the Navcam looks above and beyond, framing the south-trending rim material of Endeavour Crater at right. Click to enlarge (2.5 MB). … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, October 26, 2016

Sol 4535, October 26, 2016; Rover Field Report┬áby Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Since the last report, Opportunity has driven into the next valley to the south which we have informally … Continue reading

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