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CRISM map of Gale crater (annotated)

CRISM map of Gale crater (annotated)

NASA / JPL / JHUAPL / Ralph Milliken

CRISM map of Gale crater (annotated)
A colorful map of the mineralogy at Gale Crater. Greens are phyllosilicates (clays), blue and magenta are sulfates, red is olivine, and orange is mixed sulfates and clays. The landing site is marked by a yellow cross at the top center of this image.

There is also an un-annotated version.

Gale Crater mineralogy

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Ralph Milliken

Gale Crater mineralogy
A colorful map of the mineralogy at Gale Crater from Ralph Milliken. Greens are phyllosilicates, blue and magenta are sulfates, red is olivine, and orange is mixed sulfates and clays. The landing site is at the top center of this image, and the rover would ideally drive to the northwestern part of the mound, where there is lots of CRISM coverage.

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