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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Point Lake

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

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Point Lake "Point Lake," in the upper half of this image. The outcrop as seen from this angle is about 7 feet (2 meters) wide and 20 inches (50 centimeters) high. The texture, with its voids or cavities, sets Point Lake apart from other outcrops in the vicinity. A closer inspection may yield information about whether it is a volcanic or sedimentary deposit. Point Lake is the massive, pitted rock in the upper half of this image. Seen from this angle, the outcrop is about 2 meters wide and 50 centimeters high. The image was taken on sol 193, while the rover was at the John Klein sample location.

NASA / JPL / MSSS

A wide view from Mike Howard's Midnight Mars Browser software for context:

Context image for sol 193

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Malin Space Science Systems / www.midnightplanets.com

Context image for sol 193 "Point Lake" photo
"Point Lake" seen from the "John Klein" drill site on Curiosity Sol 193.
Public domain

This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about February 20, 2013

 

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