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Mount Sharp mounds double scaled by Gary Proffitt

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Taken by
Gary Proffitt Gary Proffitt
Explore score
0.35 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 28, 2014
Date taken
architectural, astrophotography, environmental, experimental, fine art, forensic, geology, landscape, nature, photojournalism, social, underwater

An interesting rendition of the area of Mt Sharp that is located west and slightly north of the landing area of MSL curiosity which has vastly differing terrain that begins with the crater floor and descends to a dunes area and a lower trench with exposed much older crater features which itself is heavily cratered but then has mounds that are built up of sedimentary deposits that are also present at the base of Mt Sharp.
The main higher level area of Mt Sharp is also very interesting in that it is composed of material that is much less cratered pointing to a much more recent creation and even taking into the fact that Gale crater has been excavated by water and wind action we can assume a paradocic evolotion to the relationship netween the higher levels of Mt Sharp and the crater itself and the curiosity rover is on a mission to discover the relationship and open up many other questions about Mars that can only be realised by using advanced robotic rovers with scientific instruments.

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