Opportunity has recently moved away from its latest distraction: a pair of ancient craters in the dust dunes of the Meridiani Plains dubbed “San Antonio”. The rover didn’t stay long though…a couple of days, just enough to take a few photos of the soft-edged, sandy craters. It has since struck out south again over the rolling, rippling dunes towards its ultimate goal: the crater Endeavour.
The image above is from The Road to Endeavour, Stuart Atkinson’s site dedicated to Opportunity’s trek across the dunes. He posted this image on April 6, and I liked its composition a lot. Below is a colorized panorama Stuart assembled of the area around San Antonio too…also very nice.
Great images Stu! Keep up the good work. (See lots more on his post here.) Here’s to Oppy, may she run forever!
Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Stuart Atkinson