This image shows inclined beds characteristic of delta deposits where a stream entered a lake, but at a higher elevation and farther south than other delta deposits north of Mount Sharp. This suggests multiple episodes of delta growth building southward. It is from Curiosity's Mastcam.

December 8, 2014

This image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows inclined strata at "Zabriskie Plateau," about a third of a mile (half a kilometer) northeast of the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp. The view looks to the west.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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