PIA16191: Dry Streambed on Alluvial Fan in Northern Chile
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Product Size: 965 x 720 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of California
Berkeley
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This image shows a dry streambed on an alluvial fan in the Atacama Desert, Chile, revealing the typical patchy, heterogeneous mixture of grain sizes deposited together. On Mars, Curiosity has seen two rock outcrops close to its Bradbury Landing site that also record a mixture of sand and pebbles transported by water that were most likely deposited along an ancient streambed.

Image Credit:
NASA/UC Berkeley

Image Addition Date:
2012-09-27