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Point Lake, Curiosity sol 302
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)
Point Lake is a dark, massive unit of rock that caps the Shaler sandstone. Members of the Curiosity team have hotly debated whether Point Lake is an igneous rock (a lava flow) or a sedimentary rock (another sandstone, just darker and more erosion-resistant than the Shaler rock).
NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about June 12, 2013.
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