Opportunity seeking clay minerals on steeper slopes

Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 15, 2016

Opportunity is exploring steep outcrops within Marathon Valley on the rim of Endeavour crater.

The rover is up on the very steep slopes of ‘Knudsen Ridge’. The objective is to examine specific outcrop types for evidence of clay minerals.

On Sol 4297 (Feb. 24, 2016), the rover performed its first contact measurements of an exposed rock named ‘Charles Caugee’ (named for a member of the —> Read More