NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured a detailed 360-degree panorama while exploring an area known as “Teal Ridge” on the slopes of Mount Sharp. The robotic geologist is now halfway across a large clay-bearing unit, first spotted from orbit, where deposits indicate the presence of streams and lakes within Gale Crater in the distant past. “This area is one of the reasons we came to Gale Crater,” said Kristen Bennett of the U.S. Geological Survey. “We’ve been studying orbiter images of this area for 10 years, and we’re finally able to take a look up close.”
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