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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Clay mineral locations at the rim of Endeavour crater mapped by CRISM with optional rover traverse

Filed under spectroscopy, Opportunity, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Clay mineral locations at the rim of Endeavour crater mapped by CRISM with optional rover traverse
Clay mineral locations at the rim of Endeavour crater mapped by CRISM with optional rover traverse
 
Scientists using CRISM on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have mapped locations where CRISM spectral data contain hints of the presence of different kinds of smectite, which is a clay mineral. The hints of clay are what brought Opportunity to Endeavour. The yellow line shows Curiosity's path up to about sol 3654 (May 5, 2014). Use the slider on the image to include or remove the rover traverse.

NASA / JPL / UA / APL / map by Emily Lakdawalla after maps by Ray Arvidson

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about May 5, 2014

 

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