New Mars Landscape Images Surprise Experts

By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com .
Source: AWIN First .

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has returned images to earth of Martian geological features that are completely “unexpected” say mission scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. A mosaic of high-definition images of Mount Sharp, the central peak dominating the landing site at Gale Crater, reveals tilted strata never before seen on Mars. The strata dip downwards at an angle close to that of the slope of the foothills of the 18,000-ft. tall mountain within which they are formed ...

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