A Deposit on Mars (NASA, Mars, 2009)

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    Editor's note: NASA's Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

    Image caption: Layered alunite-kaolinite deposit near Cross Crater on Mars, seen by the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

    Image credit: NASA

    More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:

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    1. (teresa laing) 21 months ago | reply

      I am so excited ! Counting the days :)

    2. jaffles 21 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture!

    3. k4zzt 21 months ago | reply


    4. sonofwalrus 21 months ago | reply

      This picture makes you grateful to live in the 21st century. Long live Curiosity.

    5. Suddenly R 21 months ago | reply

      ¡Son espectaculares todas!

    6. Ken-Zan 21 months ago | reply

      Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7. giorgosgrigoriadis16 21 months ago | reply

      very beautiful and impressive !!!

    8. RONALD MENTI 21 months ago | reply

      Fantastic this shot!!!
      wonderful image, beautiful composition, nice work my friend.

    9. dodagp 21 months ago | reply

      Spectacular image and work !!!

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