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One of the missions that the rover has been gearing up for is the very first drilling sample gathering to be conducted on what has been called the “clay-bearing unit.” That is a large rock that is also called “Aberlady.” The announcement marks the first time that curiosity has drilled into this area.
originally posted by: wildespace
BTW, theese seem to be clay-bearing minerals, light-coloured and light-weight. The drilling process made the whole slab rise a bit.
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: wildespace
Thanks for posting that, very cool
On Sol 2302 MSL drove onto the clay-bearing unit. There is a large site the rover is exploring called Glen Torridon.
Glen Torridon, Scotland has primitive life fossils in the fine layers of a clay unit. Coincidence or is that why it was named Glen Torridon on Mars. I think the use of the bayer images is related to there possibly being fossils in the area. Just a crazy tinfoil theory, but you asked