A Deposit on Mars (NASA, Mars, 2009)

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:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

 

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:

www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

 

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:

www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=...

 

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