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Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Reaches Sand Dunes


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Martian sand dune

The rippled surface of the first Martian sand dune ever studied up close fills this Nov. 27, 2015, view of "High Dune" from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has begun an up-close investigation of dark sand dunes up to two stories tall. The dunes are on the rover's trek up the lower portion of a layered Martian mountain.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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