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Thread: Clays at Meridiani?

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    Clays at Meridiani?

    Just saw this on

    New life-related geology beckons Opportunity rover
    Posted: July 19, 2009
    "The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has found clay-bearing rocks lying directly in the path ahead for the Mars rover Opportunity, giving the rover the unexpected chance to sample a totally new rock type that could have provided a wet, warm, and non acidic habitat for the formation of early life on Mars."

    Bob Clark

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    Jan 2004
    The problem for the MERs is that MiniTES is apparently not optimised for clay detection, so it may be encounted clays already without us knowing.

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