Dawn of Opportunity’s 5,000th Sol

Dawn of Opportunity’s 5,000th Sol
Dawn of Opportunity’s 5,000th Sol Opportunity recorded the dawn of her 4,999th Martian day or sol with her Pancam on Feb. 15, 2018. The image above, processed in approximate true Martian color, looks across Endeavour Crater from the inner slope of the crater's western rim. This view, which combines three separate exposures taken through filters, was processed at Texas A&M University to correct for some of the oversaturation and glare. Despite all the other technical corrections the image still includes some artifacts from pointing a camera with a dusty lens. But it’s a keeper and one of the best shots of a Martian dawn taken during the MER mission. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU / Texas A&M

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