Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

'Marias Pass,' contact zone of two martian rock units

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

Go Back

'Marias Pass,' contact zone of two martian rock units

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the "Marias Pass" area where a lower and older geologic unit of mudstone—the pale zone in the center of the image—lies in contact with an overlying geologic unit of sandstone. This scene combines several images taken on sol 992 (May 22, 2015) of Curiosity's work on Mars. The scene is presented with a color adjustment that approximates white balancing, to resemble how the rocks and sand would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

Original image data dated on or about May 22, 2015.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


Other Related Images


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!