Of course, one of the amazing things about this image is that it IS pretty much something we can see every day, thanks to NASA’s roving robot on Mars!
This is a mosaic of seven raw images acquired by Curiosity’s Mastcam on May 11, 2015 – aka mission Sol 981. The view is looking east toward Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons) which rises 18,000 feet (5,480m) from the floor of Gale Crater. The valley in the foreground, as well as the rock outcrops around it, have attracted mission scientists because it seems to have been carved out from the surrounding area and then filled in with sediment and sand.
“It’s exciting to see this on Mars for the first time,”said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada at JPL. “Features like this on Earth capture evidence of change. What…
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