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THEMIS: The Martian, Part 3: Meridiani Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 14, 2015. All this week, the THEMIS Image of the Day is following on the real Mars the path taken by fictional astronaut Mark Watney, stranded on the Red Planet in the book and … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Contact at Missoula

Sol 1051, July 22, 2015. Released as part of the news about Curiosity’s instruments finding silica-rich rocks is this mosaic of MAHLI images of the Missoula outcrop. Pale mudstone (bottom of outcrop) meets coarser sandstone (top) in this geological contact … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Sandstone variations at Kimberley

Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission’s next science waypoint. On a journey with many months yet to go … Continue reading

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