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Curiosity's Next Stop: Sandstone Variations

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

NASA Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations


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Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.

On a journey with many months yet to go toward prime destinations on the lower slope of Mount Sharp, Curiosity is approaching a site called "the Kimberley." Scientists on the team picked this location last year as a likely place to pause for investigation. Its informal name comes from a northwestern Australia region known as the Kimberley. The Martian site's geological appeal, based on images taken from orbit, is that four types of terrain with different rock textures intersect there.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:54 PM

If any fossils might be found this could be the location.  A slim chance but more likely than finding prehistoric drawings.






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