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Veins and Nodules at 'Knorr' Target in 'Yellowknife Bay' of Gale Crater
Veins and Nodules at 'Knorr' Target in 'Yellowknife Bay' of Gale Crater (click to enlarge)
 
 

Veins and Nodules at 'Knorr' Target in 'Yellowknife Bay' of Gale Crater
Date: 20 Dec 2012

Light-toned nodules and veins are visible in this image from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity of a patch of sedimentary rock called "Knorr." The target is in the "Yellowknife Bay" area of Gale Crater, close to where Curiosity found evidence of an ancient environment favorable for microbial life. The rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) recorded this raw image during the 133rd Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (20 Dec. 2012). The width of the area shown in the image is about 25 cm (10 inches).

Last Update: 18 Mar 2013 (AMB)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS



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