Using the MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) camera on its robotic arm, the Curiosity rover captured these “images” (actually, they are images made up of several images) of the terrain of Mars, on February 24 and 25, 2022 (which corresponds to SOL 3396 and SOL day 3396). 3397).
What you find interesting: is it a flower?
(1/3) Your Friday Zen Moment: A beautiful new micrograph from Tweet embed Small displays, tiny microscopic structures formed by the action of precipitated minerals from the water.
– Abigail Freeman (@abbyfrae) February 26 2022
as in the case of The famous blueberrythere is also concrete here: there are minerals (in this case, with a small rock) in a structure that over time has undergone a process of erosion, until in this case it has reached a shape similar to a flower.
This means that geology is already understood on Earth.
But on Mars, pareidolia often makes us think we see things we don’t.
I didn’t just “see” the flower. In the second image, the rock structure at the top right looks like a chicken pie! 😀
Tweet embed She photographed a funky-looking metallic formation that day. This is a 3D model created from 6 images captured by the MAHLI tool.
– Simeon Suns (@stim3on) February 25 2022
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