NASA’s long-lived Opportunity rover is rolling toward a new destination at Endeavour Crater on Mars, following one of the nine-year mission’s most striking discoveries, a rock rich in clay minerals that points to an early, biologically friendly era dominated by water with a neutral chemistry. Opportunity’s internal examination of the rock Esperance in a region known as Cape York on the crater’s rim has produced findings strikingly similar to those from rock analysis by NASA’s Curiosity ...

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