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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Shaler outcrop, Curiosity sol 316

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Shaler outcrop, Curiosity sol 316 Shaler is an outcrop of cross-bedded, light-toned, well-sorted sands, located above the Yellowknife Bay area. It likely represents a fluvial (river) environment, with minor reworking of the sediments by wind when it dried out.

NASA / JPL / MSSS

Original image data dated on or about June 26, 2013.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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