Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Nasa's Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to How Water Helped Shape Martian Landscape

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Like lake-floor sedimentary deposit

This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover on Aug. 7, 2014, shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Observations by NASA's Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
View Full Article



No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account