JPL: Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'

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JPL: Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'

Postby bystander » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:07 pm

Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'
NASA | JPL-Caltech | MER Opportunity | 2017 Apr 19

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A grooved ridge called "Rocheport" on the rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater spans this
scene from the Pancam on NASA's Mars rover Opportunity. Mouseover is an enhanced
color version to make to make differences in surface materials more easily visible.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley."

The rover team plans observations in the valley to determine what type of fluid activity carved it billions of years ago: water, wind, or flowing debris lubricated by water.

A color panorama of a ridge called "Rocheport" provides both a parting souvenir of Cape Tribulation and also possible help for understanding the valley ahead. The view was assembled from multiple images taken by Opportunity's panoramic camera. ...
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