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Arizona and Mars

Arizona and Mars

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Corrine Rojas (left); NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems mosaic (right)

Arizona and Mars
Sedona’s famous iron-oxide-rich red sandstone rocks (left) are great visual analogs for the sandstone formations scattered around Mars, like Marias Pass, as imaged here by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The pristine features on Mars remain sharp and jagged, mostly due to the much lower rates of erosion on Mars.

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