Curiosity captures a strange structure on the surface of Mars

(ORDO NEWS) — On February 24, 2022, the Curiosity rover (NASA) captured an unusual formation on the surface of the Red Planet.

The device used a MAHLI camera located at the end of a robotic arm. This was reported on the NASA website.

This image was taken when the lens was about 5 centimeters away from a mysterious structure, very similar to terrestrial coral. What the apparatus captured, the researchers call a mineral formation.

Curiosity captures a strange structure on the surface of Mars 2

Most MAHLI daylight images use the sun as the light source. However, in some cases, two sets of MAHLI white light LEDs and one set of long wavelength ultraviolet (UV) LEDs can be used to illuminate targets.

The Curiosity rover acquired this image while the white and ultraviolet (UV) LEDs were turned off.

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