Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Photos of Martian Rock Formation

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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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NASA’s Curiosity rover snapped some stunning images of a rocky outcrop during its most recent trek on Mars. The photos were taken using the rover’s 2-megapixel MastCams on Sept. 15 and stitched together by graphic designer Ed Truthan. You can click the image to see it in its full 4,000-pixel-wide glory.

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Detail Detail!

Love it.........enjoy.

"I see a face!!!"....................joke.




posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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It's the remnants of a concrete foundation from a Martian strip mall...j/k


Great pics CaptainBeno...I like details that leave nothing to the imagination.

Des



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Wow. Rocks. What a find. I'm not sure the world is ready for such a discovery. Billions of dollars so we can get excited about pictures of rocks. What are we expecting to find up there besides rocks. Fossils? water? life?
When they claim to have found one of these things let me know.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Ok, will do.

I'm sure it won't be long.




posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Really neat pic.....the small rounded depression in the center of the photo on the rock outcropping looks like it could have been a bubble at one time, when the rock was molten.

Thanks for sharing!



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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sigh....I flagged for you. Peace.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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I noticed that outcrop a couple of days ago in one of the thumbnails. The detail shows it's pretty clearly alluvial in nature.

This long range view seems to show a long shelf in the middle distance. Could be similar.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Yeah, that caught my eye too....thought the same thing.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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In a "crusty" kind of way.

I can see what your talking about. I believe it's heading in that direction now?



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Great clear pics, but no skulls or bones or coffee cups.....what's going on?.....

Nice one.........cheers



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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Reminds me of old asphalt road that had a lot of gravel put into it, and get's broken up by road crews to build something else.

Love that rock with the semi-circular depression in it. Looks cool.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Looks like something busted through the surface...



BRB gonna go get my tinfoil cranium protector.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by eriktheawful
Reminds me of old asphalt road that had a lot of gravel put into it, and get's broken up by road crews to build something else.

Love that rock with the semi-circular depression in it. Looks cool.


I was thinking the exact same thing!



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Hmmmmm.......

Seriously though, take a look at how the small stones (pebbles, gravel) are grouped together below the out cropping.

I've seen this before here on earth.......clay/mud with lots of rocks embedded in it, and as they dry they fall to the ground (or as the clay/dirt weathers away):



I keep thinking there is a name for that, but can't remember. But it does have something to do with water (after it's evaporated away).

Going to bug me now trying to remember what's that called until I go to bed!



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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Alluvium.

Good night.
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Alluvium.

Good night.
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BINGO!



Thanks Phage! Now I can go right to sleep! Hehehehe.

That is what it looks like though.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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Er.. all I see is rocks. Tune in tomorrow and we'll see Sand. And then next Friday we will see the exciting conclusion of Even More Rocks ( but surrounded by sand)

Good pics I suppose but sorry if I'm not impressed by them. Now if you found the one with the C in it, that would be something.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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Hahahaha
I "C" what you mean!

Just for you:




posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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C'mon dude, this isnt just rocks.
This is Mars.
Its another planet, considering the only life experience you've ever had is EARTH and EARTH Rocks you'd think some people are a little more positive about this sort of thing.

It is just rocks, but these pictures are so good I feel like i can just touch them.. it makes me think that' we as a species have been to mars.

I for one will happily spend hours looking at these rocks wondering what if...


edit to add..
this looks interesting..

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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by CaptainBeno
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Hahahaha
I "C" what you mean!

Just for you:



LOL Thanks. See.. or.. C - I knew these were faked! Mars is in a studio in Hollywood!

Seriously.. not to say these pics aren't great but I was hoping for something a little more scientifically challenging ( the real pics not your C pic) - something extraordinary about the rocks that would really give the folks at NASA pause to say there is something odd going on here, and we need to figure it out. There seems nothing extraordinary about these rocks, 'cept of course they are on mars. You get a star and flag not just for the rocks, but because you have a good since of humor.
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