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NASA's Curiosity Rover Inspects ­nusual Bedrock

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Rock outcrop on Mars

A rock outcrop dubbed "Missoula," near Marias Pass on Mars, is seen in this image mosaic taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager on NASA's Curiosity rover.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Approaching the third anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before—bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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