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A hole drilled by Curiosity into ancent mudstone on Mars. Credit: NASA
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This image shows a vertical transect across a trench dug into the Rocknest sand shadow, covered with ~1-mm grains. Fifteen ChemCam laser points were acquired from the bottom to the top of the image. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/IAS
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This image shows where NASA's Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known as "Jake Matijevic." The red dots are where the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument zapped it with its laser on Sept. 21, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012, which were the 45th and 48th sol, or Martian day of operations. The circular black and white images were taken by ChemCam to look for the pits produced by the laser. The purple circles indicate where the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer trained its view. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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A patch of windblown sand and dust known as “Rocknest.” The site sits downhill from a cluster of dark rocks. Rocknest was selected as the location for first use of the scoop on the arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. This view is a mosaic of images taken by the telephoto right-eye camera of the Mast Camera (Mastcam). The Rocknest patch is about 8 feet by 16 feet (1.5 meters by 5 meters). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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Rover traverse and location of ChemCam soil targets for the first 100 sols Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona, Figure from Meslin et al. (2013)
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The drive by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity during the mission's 43rd Martian day, or sol, (Sept. 19, 2012) ended with this rock about 8 feet (2.5 meters) in front of the rover. The rock, dubbed Jake_M, is about 10 inches (25 centimeters) tall and 16 inches (40 centimeters) wide. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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