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Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

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Layered geology, Mount Sharp, Mars

Curiosity got close to this outcrop on Sept. 9, 2016, which displays finely layered rocks.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the "Murray Buttes" region of lower Mount Sharp.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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