Matijevic Panorama

Matijevic Panorama
Matijevic Panorama Opportunity acquired the frames that went into this mosaic between Nov. 19-Dec. 3, 2012 with her Pancam. Data from the CRISM instrument onboard MRO indicated the presence of remnants of ancient clay minerals on Matijevic Hill, an area of Cape York on the western rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover found some of those ancient clay minerals and also uncovered the oldest Martian terrain yet, which, like this pan are named for Jake Matijevic, an important and much admired member of the MER mission, as well as the other rover missions. This northwest view shows much of the loop the rover took on a walkabout to find areas for study near the crest of Cape York. To the right, you can see the flat interior of the crater. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU

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