Rock structure on Mars catches NASA scientists’ attention | Science and Health

The rock, which appears to be ‘twisted’, forms something like an arch.

NASA engineer Kevin Gill posted the image on Twitter with the phrase: “I’ll leave it to scientists to explain what the hell is going on here…”

This Thursday (5), he published a new, more distant image:

Abigail Fraeman, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said she remains “dazzled” by the textures found by Curiosity. According to her, the instrument’s field of view is about 16.5 cm. Therefore, the training must be quite small.

Curiosity has completed nine years of landing on Mars. The first image taken by the robot arrived 15 months after landing (remember how it went in the video below). Receiving the images and other data depends on a NASA satellite that hovers above Mars, called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Over the past nine years, the robot has covered 26.3 km, climbed more than 460 meters in altitude and collected 32 samples of drilled rock, according to NASA.

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