Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2014: Something new and differentWritten by Lauren Edgar on 04.05.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2012 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
For much of the last year, Curiosity has been exploring fine-grained rocks along Vera Rubin Ridge, and investigating red and gray color variations. Recently, something else caught our eye: dark cobbles and boulders exposed in patches, as seen in the above Mastcam image. We've seen some similar blocky deposits earlier in the mission, but it's definitely been a while. These interesting rocks led the science team to decide to spend the weekend at a patch of these dark blocky deposits.
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