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Big Sky and Greenhorn drill sites, Stimson unit, Curiosity sol 1142

Big Sky and Greenhorn drill sites, Stimson unit, Curiosity sol 1142

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Big Sky and Greenhorn drill sites, Stimson unit, Curiosity sol 1142
Curiosity drilled at two sites on sols 1119 and 1137: Big Sky (right side) and Greenhorn (left side). Big Sky is in the middle of a typical exposure of the Stimson unit. Greenhorn is located very close to a vein, a location enriched in silica. By drilling these two sites close to each other, the Curiosity team hoped to understand the geologic process responsible for silica enrichment in the area. The photos for this mosaic were captured on October 23, 2015.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about October 23, 2015

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