Murray Ridge

The rover Opportunity's view of Murray Ridge. Credit: Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU

The rover Opportunity’s view of Murray Ridge. Credit: Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU

Here is a landscape of Endeavour Crater as seen by the intrepid rover Opportunity on 03 October 2013. Yes Opportunity is alive and well and the Pancam is working wonderfully!  Actually this is a collection of images taken between 03 and 08 October.  Those dates correspond to Martian day number 3,446 and 3,451 of Opportunity’s time on Mars!

Murray Ridge is so named by the rover team in memoriam of Bruce Murray (1931-2013). Mr. Murray was a former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a member of the science teams to the earliest Mars missions.

Read the full description and get larger versions of the image here.

One of the best parts of this image isn’t readily apparent. Examination of the full-sized version shows a distant ridge (probably the other side of Endeavour crater but I don’t know that for sure) with a couple of distinct craters in it. Have a look.

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