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Chemcam RMI mosaic of cross section of Kimberley outcrop from the north, Curiosity sol 576
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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.
NASA / JPL / LANL / CNES / IRAP / MSSS / Vitaliy Egorov
Original image data dated on or about March 20, 2014.
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