“Sol 2,405” –Curiosity Explores Mount Sharp Water-Formed Clay Zone

Mars Mount Sharp


NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has confirmed that a region located on the side of lower Mount Sharp it’s exploring, called the “clay-bearing unit,” often forms in water essential for life. Two samples the rover recently drilled at rock targets called “Aberlady” and “Kilmarie” have revealed the highest amounts of clay minerals ever found during the mission. Both drill targets appear in a new selfie taken by the rover on May 12, 2019, the 2,405th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.