Astronomy:El Capitan (Mars)

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El Capitan
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"El Capitan" rock outcrop at Meridiani Planum, Mars
Feature typeRock outcrop
CoordinatesCoordinates: 1°54′S 354°30′E / 1.9°S 354.5°E / -1.9; 354.5

El Capitan is a layered rock outcrop found within the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region of the planet Mars, this geological outcrop was first discovered and observed by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in February 2004. The rock outcrop was named for El Capitan, a topographical mountain lying within the state, Texas .

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