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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.


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 /

Context image for sol 193 "Point Lake" photo
"Point Lake" seen from the "John Klein" drill site on Curiosity Sol 193.
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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about February 20, 2013


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