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HiRISE: Dipping layers in Promethei Terra

Dipping layers in Promethei Terra. (Not dipping dots.) Beautiful Mars series.

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Developing a stratigraphic column for Gale Crater’s floor

After more than 100 sols (Martian days) in Gale Crater, NASA’s Curiosity rover has driven some 500 meters (1,600 feet), traversing several rock units. A sketch of the crater floor’s geological history is emerging. On its half-kilometer drive from its … Continue reading

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