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Opportunity Reaches 'Perseverance Valley'
by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 12, 2017


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Opportunity has arrived at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater.

The next step on Sol 4720 (May 4, 2017), was a short approach of 39 feet (12 meters) to the northern end of the "spillway" that overtops into Perseverance. From this vantage point, the rover has been engaged in multiple-sol collection of extensive Panoramic Camera (Pancam) panoramas all around the rover.

This is to document the spillway notch, as well as, the morphology of the channel that enters into the spillway, along with more distant features.

Early on the morning of Sol 4721 (May 5, 2017), Opportunity was able to capture with the Pancam camera a transit of the Martian moon, Phobos across the sun.

As of Sol 4725 (May 9, 2017), the solar array energy production was 391 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.893 and a solar array dust factor of 0.554.

Total odometry is 27.80 miles (44.74 kilometers).

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Several drives put opportunity closer to 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 02, 2017
Opportunity is continuing the drive south to "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, and is now only about 262 feet (80 meters) away. On Sol 4706 (April 19, 2017), she drove about 66 feet (20 meters). On 4708 (April 22, 2017), she drove another 207 feet (63 meters), and on Sol 4710 (April 24, 2017), a further 118 feet (36 meters) ending just to the east of a small crater name ... read more

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