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Opportunity Taking Panoramic Views and Prepping for Science
by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 19, 2016


Recent view from MER-B - new panorama available soon.

Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover is up on very steep slopes to reach high-value science targets on 'Knudsen Ridge.'

For the past week, Opportunity has been collecting extensive Pancam panoramas of the location all around Knudsen Ridge.

One important purpose is to collect detailed imagery of the surface targets that the rover will approach next for detailed in-situ (contact) investigation.

As of Sol 4282 (Feb. 9, 2016), the solar array energy production was 493 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.443 and a solar array dust factor of 0.675.

Total odometry is 26.51 miles (42.66 kilometers), more than a marathon.


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Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 05, 2016
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover is climbing up steep slopes to reach high-value science targets up on 'Knudsen Ridge.' Opportunity performed the first of two steep climbs on Sol 4269 (Jan. 26, 2016), with just less than 16 feet (5 meters) for progress on slopes nearing 30 degrees. On the next sol, the rover ascended further up slop ... read more


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