NASA Curiosity Rover Spike Rock Formation Mars
NASA’s Curiosity rover has been chugging along for nearly a decade now, and its latest photographs most certainly do not disappoint. The Mars doorway it captured a while ago started all the social media buzz, but these spike-like rock formations are just as bizarre. SETI Institute researchers claims that they are basically cemented fillings of ancient fractures in a sedimentary rock.



The spikes are most likely the result of erosion over time as the rest of the rock was probably made of softer material. What makes this significant? Sedimentary rocks typically contain fossils and could possibly reveal secrets about ancient life on the Red Planet. For those interested in the specifics, the image was captured by Mast Camera (Mastcam) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3474 when it arrived at the location.

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LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle 60226 Space Shuttle Toy Building Kit with Mars Rover and Astronaut Minifigures, Top STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (273 Pieces)
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