Photos: NASA Mars Rover Opportunity is on the Move Again

Opportunity Status for sol 2731-2737: Opportunity finished her in-situ work at the target called "Chester Lake" at Cape York on the rim of Endeavour crater and is on the move again. On Sol 2726 (Sept. 24, 2011), the rover performed another test of the Microscopic Imager (MI) poker, then collected a MI mosaic and placed the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) on a target for an integration. On the next sol, Opportunity got on her way to further explore around Cape York.

The rover drove about 39 feet (12 meters) heading toward a feature called, "Kirkland Lake" for some imaging. On Sol 2737 (Oct. 6, 2011), Opportunity turned and began the approach to the feature named, "Shoemaker Ridge" with over a 92-feet (28-meter) drive.

As of Sol 2737 (Oct. 6, 2011), solar array energy production was 320 watt-hours with an atmospheric opacity (Tau) of 0.840 and a solar array dust factor of 0.513. Total odometry is 20.89 miles (33,615.74 meters, or 33.62 kilometers).

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