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NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Tastes Scooped, Sieved Sand

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Curiosity rover at Mars sand dune

This view captures Curiosity's current work area where the rover continues its campaign to study an active sand dune on Mars. This site is part of the Bagnold Dunes, a band of dark sand dunes along the northwestern flank of Mars' Mount Sharp.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

At its current location for inspecting an active sand dune, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is adding some sample-processing moves not previously used on Mars.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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