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Beyond Lewis and Clark Gap, Sol 4482- (September 2, 2016-)
Steve5304
post Yesterday, 12:18 PM
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are we are headed for that very interesting feature on the left?


Couple other forums saying some sort of mineral deposit. Don't think we have seen anything like that yet, looks like a solid slab of some sorts wonder what that is? Cant wait to get there. I was able to find it on HIRISE, it is notably different color.

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...00P2377R2M1.JPG
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post Yesterday, 02:22 PM
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Here is Jan's most recent panorama in circular form, showing how we crossed the outcrop area.

Regarding that bright flat-topped hill... most places like that turn out to be just patches of bright dust. There was a small one immediately south of the exit point a couple of weeks back. They look intriguing but they are not really very significant. If it's a major mineral feature CRISM would probably have resolved it and we would know about it. It's not on the projected path so the science team don't regard it as significant.

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post Yesterday, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (Steve5304 @ Mar 22 2017, 04:18 AM) *
are we are headed for that very interesting feature on the left?


Couple other forums saying some sort of mineral deposit. Don't think we have seen anything like that yet, looks like a solid slab of some sorts wonder what that is? Cant wait to get there. I was able to find it on HIRISE, it is notably different color.

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...00P2377R2M1.JPG


So far nobody asked us to do so but we will be driving in that vicinity to drive around the sandy terrain that we have South of the rover.

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We can now see the "fresh crater" that was originally on the planned route - the dark "splash" just past the near slope at right middle frame:
http://merpublic.s3.amazonaws.com/oss/merb...00P2377R2M_.JPG
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