HiRISE: Possible jarosite on a plateau in Nili Fossae

ESP_055000_2025Possible jarosite on a plateau in Nili Fossae. Recent analyses of CRISM data have discovered jarosite in this portion of the trough wall, possibly within a previously identified aluminum clay unit. Jarosite is a sulfate mineral also detected by the Spirit and Opportunity rovers.

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