Crystal-Rich Rock ‘Mojave’ is Next Mars Drill Target

Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 15, 2015

A rock target where NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is using its sample-collection drill this week may have a salty story to tell. This target, called “Mojave,” displays copious slender features, slightly smaller than grains of rice, that appear to be mineral crystals.

A chance to learn their composition prompted the Curiosity science team to choose Mojave as the next rock-drilling target for —> Read More Here


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