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
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