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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mineral map of Endeavour's nearest rim

Filed under spectroscopy, mineralogy and petrology, pretty pictures, Opportunity, Mars Exploration Rovers, geology, Mars, explaining science, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Mineral map of Endeavour's nearest rim CRISM spectral maps of the bit of Endeavour's rim nearest to Opportunity show smectite (red) associated with the upraised rim rocks and hydrated sulfate minerals (blue) associated with the lower-elevation sedimentary fill. The image is about 1 kilometer wide.


This mineral map comes from James Wray et al., "Phyllosilicates and sulfates at Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars," GRL, 2009.

Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2009.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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