Opportunity Update

Oportunity approaches a boulder field on sol 3392.  Click for larger. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Oportunity approaches a boulder field on sol 3392. Click for larger. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Here’s one of the very latest images from the Navigation Camera aboard the Opportunity rover.

The image is from Sol 3392 (08 Aug 13). Located on the rim of Endeavor crater at the base of ‘Solander Point’ Opportunity approached this boulder field on 5 August.

In the past day or two Opportunity used its robotic arm to collect a sample from a target called ‘Red Poker” and used the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer on a target for an overnight integration.

Currently the rover is moving towards another target. Could it be that seemingly large boulder in the image?

The energy production (6 Aug 13) was 385 watt-hours, not too bad. The total odometry is 39.2 km (23.7 miles).

The Mars Exploration Rover website.