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Chemcam RMI mosaic of cross section of Kimberley outcrop from the north, Curiosity sol 576

Chemcam RMI mosaic of cross section of Kimberley outcrop from the north, Curiosity sol 576

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NASA / JPL / LANL / CNES / IRAP / MSSS / Vitaliy Egorov

Chemcam RMI mosaic of cross section of Kimberley outcrop from the north, Curiosity sol 576
While parked about 4 meters away from Kimberley, Curiosity performed a ChemCam analysis of a part of the "striated unit," which included six overlapping images shot through its telescope. The photos (which have been colorized using a lower-resolution Mastcam image) reveal thin and thick beds as well as a knobby texture that may represent concretions in the rock or granules or pebbles embedded within the rock.

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: Vitaliy Egorov

Original image data dated on or about March 20, 2014

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