Rover Opportunity Has Found Some Odd Mars Rocks

March 7, 2015 1:06 PM

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Rover Opportunity Has Found Some Odd Mars Rocks

Veteran Mars rover Opportunity is on the verge of completing a marathon on Mars, but before it crosses the imaginary finishing line at “Marathon Valley,” the plucky six-wheeled robot has found some odd rocks that require further investigation.

“We drove to the edge of a plateau to look down in the valley, and we found these big, dark-gray blocks along the ridgeline,” said Matt Golombek, Opportunity Project Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “We checked one and found its composition is different from any ever...

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