Thursday, June 24, 2010

A View of the Mawrth Vallis

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:16 AM

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  • NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The UA's HiRISE team has posted new snapshots of Mars here.

HiRISE team member Sharon Wilson tells us about the above photo:

This observation is a candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover—named Curiosity—to be launched in 2011.

One of the main science objectives for MSL at this location is to examine deposits containing different types of clay minerals along the banks of Mawrth Vallis.

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