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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

"Scrutons" outcrop, sol 548

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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In the middle of a long drive within Violet Valley on sol 548, Curiosity stopped to take two sets of photos of outcrops of rock that had been called "striated terrain" based upon its appearance in HiRISE images. This flat outcrop, Scrutons, was in the floor of the valley on the northwest side of Curiosity's path. The other spot, visible in a different image, was called Junda.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Thomas Appéré

Original image data dated on or about February 19, 2014.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Thomas Appéré


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J. Wheeldon: 03/22/2014 12:06 CDT

What a wonderful image. We are very lucky to live at a time when we can see such detail. I make my own panoramas like these thanks to the Society. Carl and Emily Lakdawalla are so inspirational. Thank you.

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