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November 30, 2012
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Opportunity Gets To Work On Interesting Rock
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 30, 2012
Opportunity, after completing the local area survey around the location called "Matijevic Hill" (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater, has started conducting an in-situ (contact) science campaign on some high-value surface targets. On Sol 3137 (Nov. 19, 2012), Opportunity began her in-situ investigation on the surface target, called "Sandcherry" with a Microscopic Imager (MI) mosaic, followed by the placement of the Alpha Particle X-ray ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Matijevic Hill Survey Complete And Rover Passes 22 Miles Of Driving!
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MARSDAILY

NASA monitors massive dust storm on Mars
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MARSDAILY

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MARSDAILY

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MARSDAILY

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MARSDAILY

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MARSDAILY

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MARSDAILY

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Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars
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