Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Sept 19 2011

Mars Photo of the Day - Sept 19 2011

Today's Mars Photo shows a part of Cape Tribulation as taken by Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Sol 2720 (today is Sol 2721). Cape Tribulation contains a large amount of exposed clay mineral much like the low-acidic clays found along the rim of Endeavour Crater. These clays are thought to be indications of an environment that was more suitable to life.

This image is larger than the original, so instead it will link to a full-color photo of Cape Tribulation taken in August 2011.


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