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Many of these fine sand grains are angular pieces of crystalline minerals
Originally posted by winofiend
Could just be a quartz rock..
Originally posted by Arken
This amazing, extremely unusually-looking translucent object on martian surface is the second one detected by the Rover Curiosity. (What a lucky guy... )
The Albedo (or Reflectivity of Sun Light) of this object is very high, and its translucent appearance, the irregular conformation (like pistils) and the "texture" of its wider areas is smooth, and seem that it is ground attached.
This is the SECOND TRANSLUCENT ANOMALY detected by Curiosity in Gale Crater.....
edit on 29-12-2012 by Arken because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ArMaP
That's what it looks like to me, a quartz rock embedded on a sedimentary rock, like sandstone.