Clay Diversity on Flank of Mawrth Vallis
July 3, 2010
This observation is a candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) roverâ€”named Curiosityâ€”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.
Topics: Mars Science Laboratory, Mars Exploration Rover, Spacecraft, Mawrth Vallis, Vallis, Oxia Palus quadrangle, Rover, Mars exploration, Mars, Spaceflight, Unmanned spacecraft, Environment