Clay Diversity on Flank of Mawrth Vallis.
This observation is a candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover—named Curiosity—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.

Written by: Sharon Wilson (23 June 2010)
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