Rover Conducting Science At Crater Rim

Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 28, 2011 Opportunity is in position for solar conjunction at the southeast rim of the 80-meter (262-foot) diameter Santa Maria crater. The southeast region of the rim shows evidence for hydrated sulfate minerals. Opportunity is positioned near a bright surface target called “Luis de Torres,” and has begun the planned in-situ (contact) surface since campaign that will continue through solar conjunct


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