Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mar Just Like Earth

Curiosity going to dig around there! amazing stones rocks soil, how similar to  the Earth! May be a huge minerals...who-ha!!!

Diversity in Vicinity of Curiosity's First Drilling Target

The right Mast Camera (Mastcam) of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover provided this contextual view of the vicinity of the location called "John Klein," selected as Curiosity's first drilling site. The distance from the camera to John Klein was about 16 feet (5 meters). The scale bar is 150 centimeters (59 inches) long. An unannotated version is also available.

This mosaic was assembled from images acquired on Sol (or Martian day) 138 between 8:30 and 9:25 in the morning, local Mars solar time (on Dec. 25, 2012). It illustrates the diversity of rock types from which the rover team could choose to sample. The enlargements of rocks seen on the right, and denoted by letters and boxes within the left image, represent this diversity. Each box is about 9 inches (22 centimeters) square.

Enlargement A shows a "bread-crusted" rock, whose surface is fractured in a polygonal pattern. This generally reflects a differential change in volume of a rock, with the outer part expanded relative to the interior. Enlargement B is representative of the material that will be sampled at the John Klein site, showing both light-toned veins and dark spots that show the relief of concretions. Enlargement C shows an exotic black rock that is similar in shape to more distant, dark rocks found higher in the local stratigraphy. That rock was probably emplaced here as part of material ejected by a crater-excavating impact.

The image has been white-balanced to show what the rocks would look like if they were on Earth.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Someday, may be all human are programmed like Curiosity, don;t need food don't need to sleep just work work 24/7...!?

When I am looking into this Curiosity expedition, feel very emotional, you can imagine there is life somewhere, we are not alone! I always believed that never doubt that.  Now you can see the Mar, how similar to our earth! Stones rocks soils dust like somewhere dry coast in the earth. Lake there too, there would waters beneath the desert! There is somewhere very advance civilizations, like human, much more immensely advance life through evolution!  Anyway Curiosity is doing marvelous job for this ungrateful human species! She deserve a pecan pie, a big size!