Layers of meaning! These rocks show the deep and shallow waters of an ancient Martian lake could’ve supported different kinds of microbes. This evenly layered rock imaged in 2014 by my Mastcam shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit near where flowing water entered a lake. Shallow and deep parts of an ancient Martian lake left different clues in mudstone formed from lakebed deposits. Credit: @nasa/NASAJPL-Caltech/MSSS
Sedimentary rocks. On Mars. I know it’s been a few years since they were found, but I still find this to be so freaking cool. SEDIMENTARY ROCKS ON MARS!!!
(of course it’s me. Who else gets so excited about space rocks?)
(Also: How cute is it that Curiosity’s blog is written in first person?)