Finding faults in Perseverance

Finding faults in Perseverance
Finding faults in Perseverance In the graphics above, Crumpler shows Opportunity’s route into Perseverance (left). “The important point is that we’ve mapped out these fractures or faults from La Bajada,” Crumpler said at LPSC. “Basically, they bound the margins of the south trough. The faults are the blue lines (right image) and our volcanic rocks and linear outcrop in the middle between them look suspiciously like fault zones.” The base for these graphics are orbital images taken by the HiRISE camera onboard MRO, which have been stretched vertically so scientists can better see the terrain. NASA / JPL-Caltech / UA / New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science / L. Crumpler

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