Astronomy:Matijevic Hill

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Matijevic Hill
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Matijevic Hill near Endeavour Crater on the planet Mars (3-D image).
LocationEndeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum
CoordinatesCoordinates: 2°13′45″S 5°21′02″W / 2.22923°S 5.35068°W / -2.22923; -5.35068
DiscovererOpportunity Rover
EponymJacob "Jake" Matijevic (1947-2012), NASA Engineer.[1]

Matijevic Hill, named after American NASA engineer Jacob "Jake" Matijevic (1947 - 2012), is a hill located on "Cape York", itself on the western rim of Endeavour Crater lying within the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region of the planet Mars. It was discovered by the Opportunity rover, and named by NASA on September 28, 2012.[1] The "approximate" site coordinates are: 2°13′45″S 5°21′02″W / 2.22923°S 5.35068°W / -2.22923; -5.35068.

The hill includes a rock outcrop called Kirkwood, where Opportunity found a concentration of small spherical features. It also includes an area where clay minerals have been detected from orbiter observations.[2]

Matijevic Hill near Endurance Crater on the planet Mars (3-D image).

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