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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
Daily Updates - February 8, 2004
Opportunity Status at end of sol 15
On Opportunity's 15th sol on Mars which ends at 5:02 p.m. Sunday, PST, the rover took microscopic images of a rock in the outcrop and nearby soil. The rock is called Stone Mountain (formerly called "Snout") and the target area for the microscope is called Robert E. The day's activities also include examination of Robert E with the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer and the Moessbauer spectrometer. Opportunity's panoramic camera and navigation camera were used to get pictures of the outcrop from the rover's current position.
In the coming sols, the plan is to move along the outcrop to examine other points along it.