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Martian drilling site, Curiosity image

Martian drilling site, Curiosity image

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Caption

Martian drilling site. Curiosity rover image showing a portion of the pale rock outcrop that includes the 'Bonanza King' target chosen for evaluation as the mission's fourth rock-drilling site. Dust Removal Tool on its robotic arm to brush aside reddish more-oxidised dust, revealing a grey patch of less-oxidised rock material underneath. Tread marks from one of Curiosity's wheels are visible in the lower half of the image. Imaged by Curiosity's MastCam on 17th August 2014.

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