Tag Archives: Winnemucca

Opportunity: At the valley’s head

Sol 4733, May 18, 2017. With Opportunity perched at the top of the slope leading down into Perseverance Valley, mission scientists and rover drivers are imaging the terrain all around the rover. Above, the view toward the south with Winnemucca … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Looking up at Winnemucca in color

Sol 4723, May 7, 2017. Pressure from the advancing season means that Opportunity is not going to drive up and investigate Winnemucca mesa at close range, so mission scientists chose to use the Pancam in high-resolution mode to image it … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Ripples in the ‘spillway’

Sol 4720, May 4, 2017. After a 12-meter (40-foot) drive, Opportunity is at the “spillway” that marks the entrance to Perseverance Valley. Sand ripples spread across the rover’s path, perhaps piled up by easterly winds blowing out of Endurance Crater. … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Perseverance Valley beckons

Sol 4718, May 2, 2017. After a 33-meter (110-foot) drive to the southeast, Opportunity’s Navcam shot a composite showing the throat of Perseverance Valley with the interior or Endeavour Crater beyond; Winnemucca mesa stands on the skyline at right. Below … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Approaching the valley

Sol 4716, April 30, 2017. With an east-southeast drive of nearly 40 meters (130 feet approximately), Opportunity is drawing near to the head of Perseverance Valley. At right, Winnemucca mesa stands overlooking the scene. Click image to enlarge it. Opportunity … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Rolling southward

Sol 4679, March 23, 2017. After Opportunity drove about 30 meters (100 feet) farther south, two Pancam frames scouted the landscape ahead. The bright mesa (dubbed Winnemucca) is a point of interest; while it may simply be covered with bright … Continue reading

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