PIA23347: Close-up of Strathdon
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  MAHLI
 Product Size:  6336 x 3375 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA23347.tif (25.02 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA23347.jpg (1.129 MB)

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This mosaic of images shows layers of ancient sediment on a boulder-sized rock called "Strathdon," as seen by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Curiosity rover. The images were taken on July 10, 2019, the 2,462nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

The images were acquired from about 4 inches (10 centimeters) away and processed to adjust brightness and remove blemishes.

Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam. A division of Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington and built the project's Curiosity rover.

For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl or https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.

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