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Gathering the rocks of Meridiani Planum

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Michael Bouchard and Bradley Joliff recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] A Systematic Method for Classifying and Grouping Late Noachian and Early Hesperian Rock Targets Analyzed by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, May 3, 2017

Sol 4718, May 3, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: On this sol Opportunity made the final drive in the month-long process that began way up north … Continue reading

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Radar measures thickness of Meridiani Planum sedimentary units

Landed upon and explored by the Opportunity rover, the rocks of Meridiani Planum have been intensively studied, both from orbit and from ground level. Now scientists in a team led by Thomas Watters (Smithsonian Institution) have used the MARSIS ground-penetrating … Continue reading

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