Mars: Revealing What Lies Beneath

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This false-color picture demonstrates how use of special filters accessible on a Curiosity Mars rover’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) can exhibit a participation of certain minerals in aim rocks.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The picture is a combination of images taken by 3 filters selected for creation hematite, an iron-oxide mineral, mount out as farfetched purple. The aim rock, called “Christmas Cove,” did not seem to enclose most hematite. Curiosity’s wire-bristled brush, a Dust Removal Tool, scrubbed a stone brushed area about is about 2.5 inches (6 centimeters) across. On Sept. 17, 2017, a mission’s Sol 1819, observations led to a find of showed a clever hematite participation that had was resigned underneath a dust.

Source: NASA

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