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Outcrop southeast of the Kimberley, Curiosity sol 631

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Outcrop southeast of the Kimberley, Curiosity sol 631 After driving southeast from the "Windjana" drill site at the Kimberley, Curiosity took this Mastcam-100 panorama of an outcrop of thinly bedded rocks. Wind has sculpted the layers into thin fins and other fantastical shapes.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Thomas Appéré

Here's one particularly interesting-looking rock at the outcrop:

Fractured rock southeast of the Kimberley, Curiosity sol 631

NASA / JPL / MSSS / mosaic by Emily Lakdawalla

Fractured rock southeast of the Kimberley, Curiosity sol 631

Copyright holder: Thomas Appéré

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2014

 

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