Petrified Dunes on Mars

mcam-sol1087_with-scalebarThe crossbedding in the sandstone of this ridge on a lower slope of Mars’ Mount Sharp is typical of windblown sand dunes that have petrified. The Curiosity rover used its Mastcam to capture this panorama on 27 August, 2015. Similar sandstone is common in the American Southwest. Click the image to embiggen it.

Image Credit—NASA

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  1. Everyone thought the faked the moon landing in the American southwest. This proves they really faked it on Mars. Far-out!

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