A chapter of the layered
geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA's
Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's
eventual science destination.
This image is a portion of a larger image taken by Curiosity's 100-millimeter Mast Camera on Aug. 23, 2012. See PIA16104.
Scientists enhanced the color in one version to show the Martian scene
under the lighting conditions we have on Earth, which helps in analyzing
Click on the image to get the full size version
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