A new rock type?

A new rock type?
A new rock type? Opportunity took this image with her Pancam in mid-January 2018 along the edge of the north fork in Perseverance Valley. The team named this intriguing textured and pitted outcrop ensemble Ojo del Muerto. It looked like San Miguel the first such rock the team imaged earlier in the month, and the team was starting to see a lot of them in this part of the valley. “We had seen in the previous remote sensing data was that these rocks appeared slightly different from the standard Shoemaker impact breccias,” said MER Project Scientist Matt Golombek. The rover is taking “a whole bunch” of images to see what these weird rocks are made of. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU

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