Rover Rounds Martian Dune to Get to the Other Side

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, partway through the first up-close study ever conducted of  extraterrestrial sand dunes, is providing dramatic views of a dune’s steep face, where cascading sand has sculpted very different textures than the wavy ripples visible on the dune’s windward slope. This Dec. 18, 2015, view of the downwind face of “Namib Dune” […]

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