Opportunity has arrived at "Lewis and Clark Gap" with a new view to the south. It is about to leave Marathon Valley for good and head south into the next valley. This marks the beginning of the current extended mission plan. At the end of the drive on sol 4482 Opportunity parked in a saddle between Knudsen and Wharton Ridges here on the west rim of Endeavour crater. Terrain is steep and there are places that we will continue to avoid in order to preserve drive options. It is easy to go down, but can be impossible to go back up slope if you are not careful.
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Rover Field Reports from Mars
Status Reports for Perseverance rover at Jezero Crater Mars First 300 sols on Mars
L. Crumpler, Perseverance Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Below is the latest update on progress of Perseverance and Ingenuity as they continue to explore the floor of Jezero Crater.
We have been busy traversing the floor of Jezero Crater and have collected several samples for eventual return to Earth as well as running the Ingenuity helicopter through its paces.. The geologic field mapping from the rover perspective has been challenging as the rocks are all very weathered and altered from being present during the very wet early history of Mars. Below are som summaries of important events
We will be doing at least one more sample on our way back past the landing site in the coming month. After that we will be exploring to the north as we make our way to the base of the delta. Stay tuned.