Opportunity's pre-storm panorama (enhanced color)

Opportunity's pre-storm panorama (enhanced color)
Opportunity's pre-storm panorama (enhanced color) This is a false color version of the panorama Opportunity was working on right up to a few sols or Martian days before the planet-encircling dust event (PEDE) caused the robot field geologist to shut down and enter a sleep survival mode in June 2018. From the black areas, it’s clear the rover has some work to do. MER follower James Sorenson processed this image. By day, Sorenson works as the CAD-CAM designer and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinist at a family owned business that develops high performance polyurethanes and composite epoxy materials. In addition to processing MER images, he devotes his spare time to long exposure deep-space astro-photography and 3D printing. “I hope when or 'if' Opportunity wakes up, that she could continue to finish it,” he said. The MER team agrees and has a long list of other science investigations on the proposed docket for the world’s beloved rover. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU / J. Sorenson

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