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HiRISE: Beauty of layered stratigraphy

The layered bedrock in this image was brought from several kilometers of depth during the formation of this 44 kilometer wide crater in the volcanic plains of Lunae Planum. As these layers were exhumed and brought to nearly vertical orientations, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: ChemCam takes a long shot

Sol 1222, January 13, 2016. The rover’s ChemCam isn’t limited to closeups of rocks and targets in Curiosity’s nearby surroundings. Using its Remote Micro-Imager, the camera can also focus at infinity. Here it shot a four-frame portrait of the interior … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Light-toned layers, Ganges Chasma

Light-toned layers next to fan in a depression north of Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Arabia Terra stratigraphy

Arabia Terra stratigraphy. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Layers in Memnonia Sulci region

Layers in Memnonia Sulci region. 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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