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Nasa Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars

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Active dune on Mars

Textures Where Curiosity Rover Studied a Martian Dune Panorama with Active Linear Dune in Gale Crater, Mars This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows two scales of ripples, plus other textures, in an area where the mission examined a linear-shaped dune in the Bagnold dune field on lower Mount Sharp in March and April 2017.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete the rover's investigation of those dunes.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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