Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Sagan's Avatar Carl Sagan
    Forum Addiction:

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    SOL System
    Posts
    5,375
    I'm feeling
    ContentContent
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)

    Curiosity Inspects ‘Shaler’ Outcrop on Descent to Yellowknife Bay Drill Target



    Image caption: Sol 120 colorized panorama of big and stunning ‘Shaler’ layered rock outcrop snapped by Curiosity’s right eye Navigation Camera (Navcam) on Dec. 7, 2012. ‘Shaler’ exhibits a pattern geologists refer to as ‘crossbedding’, at angles to one another. Some of the larger individual plates are about a foot or more wide. The cropped view spans from north at left to south at right. Future destination Mount Sharp is visible in the background. See the full 2-D panorama below and compare with the stereo effect available from NASA’s 3-D panorama, below. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ken Kremer/Marco Di Lorenzo

    NASA’s Curiosity rover is on the final steps of her descent into a geologist’s paradise at an area called ‘Yellowknife Bay’.

    Along the way just days ago on Sol 120 (Dec 7, 2012) she stopped to inspect a huge outcrop of layered rocks dubbed ‘Shaler’ and snapped dozens of high resolution photos with the Navcam and Mastcam cameras.


    The ‘Shaler’ outcrop features a plethora of striking layers, angled to each other in a pattern geologists refer to as ‘crossbedding’.


    Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/98973/c...-drill-target/
    http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc

    "A still more glorious dawn awaits
    Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
    A morning filled with 400 billion suns
    The rising of the milky way"

    "The sky calls to us
    If we do not destroy ourselves
    We will one day venture to the stars" -Carl Sagan

  2. #2
    Forum Addiction:

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    That feature is intriguing. It makes me wonder whether it was formed by liquid, air, or something completely different.

Made with <3
Anxiety Space is not a replacement for a fully qualified doctor.